Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 12th January, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Rachel McKeon 

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No. Item


Urgent Business

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



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.



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.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 8 December 2021.


Climate Emergency and the Education Sector pdf icon PDF 253 KB

Report of the Director of Education


This report outlines the work being undertaken by the Council to support the Education Sector in responding to the Climate Emergency declared by the City Council in July 2019, with a focus on decarbonisation. It also outlines the plans to develop this as a theme of Our Year 2022 in response to feedback from children and young people. This will enable children and young people to have their say and contribute to achieving the zero-carbon target for the city.

Additional documents:


COVID-19 Update

The Committee will receive a verbal update from the Director of Education.


Year of the Child (Our Year 2022) pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Report and presentation of the Strategic Director of Children and Education Services


This report and presentation provide an update on Our Year 2022.



Additional documents:


The Quality of Practice in Children's Social Care pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Report and presentation of the Strategic Director of Children and Education Services


This report and presentation reflect the development and current position of the quality of practice being delivered to children and their families in Manchester, with a particular focus on Children’s Social Care.

Additional documents:


IRO (Independent Reviewing Officer) Annual Report 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Children and Education Services


This is the 2020/2021 Annual Report of the Independent Reviewing (IRO) Service for Cared for 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.


Additional documents:


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 471 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.