Children & Families Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 8th September, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)

Note: The face-to-face meeting of the Scrutiny Committee will no longer be taking place. It has been replaced with a meeting of members of the committee which will be held remotely. Members of the public are asked not to attend the Town Hall and to click on the link below to view the live webcast. 


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Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services by 4.00pm on Monday 6 September 2021 (Councillors who wish to arrange their own substitute should inform Democratic Services of their substitute prior to the commencement of the meeting).

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 189 KB

To approve as a correct record the notes of the Meeting of Members of the Children and Families Scrutiny Committee held on 16 June 2021.

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Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interest which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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To consider call-in items (if any).

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Youth Justice Plan 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To consider a report of the Director for Children’s Services.


The report provides a statutory annual plan that is required under Section 40 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 which sets out the Youth Offending Partnership’s responsibilities in producing this plan and states that it is the duty of each local authority, after consultation with the partner agencies, to formulate and implement an annual youth justice plan.


The Scrutiny Committee is requested to endorse the Youth Justice Plan for 2021/22.


Officer contact: Jacqui Belfield-Smith, 0161 474 4789,

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Prejudice Base Behaviours and Relational Bullying pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Children’s Services.


The report outlines the proposed scope and brief with regard to dealing with prejudice-based incidents/ bullying type behaviours.


The Scrutiny Committee is asked to note the report.


Officer contact: Tim Bowman,

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Scrutiny Review Topic Selection

To seek suggestions for Scrutiny Review Topics for inclusion in the 2021/2022 scrutiny work programme.

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Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance).


The report sets out planned agenda items for the Scrutiny Committee’s next meeting and Forward Plan items that fall within the remit of the Scrutiny Committee.


The Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider the information in the report and put  forward any agenda items for future meetings of the Committee.


Officer contact: Charles Yankiah on 0161 474 3207 or email:

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