Manchester City Council



Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Rachel McKeon 

Webcast: View the webcast

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Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.

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To consider any appeals from the public against refusal to allow inspection of background documents and/or the inclusion of items in the confidential part of the agenda.

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To allow Members an opportunity to [a] declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and [b] record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax/Council rent arrears; [c] the existence and nature of party whipping arrangements in respect of any item to be considered at this meeting. Members with a personal interest should declare that at the start of the item under consideration.  If Members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 167 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 6 November 2019.


To receive the minutes of the meetings of the Ofsted Subgroup held on 16 October 2019 and 13 November 2019.

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Update on School Exclusions pdf icon PDF 430 KB

Report of the Director of Education and Skills


This report provides an update on exclusions data held internally in Manchester for 2018/19 and final Department for Education (DfE) published school exclusions data for 2017/18 with national comparisons.

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Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) 2018/2019 Annual Report pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Children and Education Services


This is the 2018/2019 Annual Report of the Independent Reviewing (IRO) Service for looked after children, which is required in accordance with the Children and Young Person’s Act 2008 and subsequent statutory guidance published by the Department for Children Schools and Families in 2010 as set out in the IRO Handbook.


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Manchester Safeguarding Partnership pdf icon PDF 322 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Children and Education Services


This report provides an update to the report and presentation to the Committee on 5 February 2019, which outlined the proposals to respond to the statutory guidance contained in Chapter 4, Working Together 2018 Improving Child Protection and Safeguarding Practice for children and young people.  This report details the progress since February 2019, the new arrangements and plans to continue this work. 

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Overview Report pdf icon PDF 446 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


This report provides the Committee with details of key decisions that fall within the Committee’s remit and an update on actions resulting from the Committee’s recommendations. The report also includes the Committee’s work programme, which the Committee is asked to amend as appropriate and agree.

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