Manchester City Council

The Council & democracy Scrutiny


Find out more about Manchester's six scrutiny committees, what they are reviewing and how you can get involved.

  • Children and Young People- the lead committee for education and social care for children

  • Communities and Equalities - the Council's crime and disorder committee, which also looks at equality and cohesion, Leisure and Sport

  • Neighbourhoods and Environment- which looks at matters that affect local communities, including waste and recycling, housing, Carbon Emissions and Climate Change

  • Economy - which looks at unemployment, adult education, small businesses and the state of the economy

  • Health - for your local NHS  services as well as social care for adults

  • Resources and Governance - which looks at the Council's finances and how local public services are accountable to local people 

Are we missing something?

Is there an issue you have with local public services that you think scrutiny committees should look at?  If so, please let us know using our electronic form.  It only takes a minute to fill out. 

Want to get involved?

If you want to know what Councillors are on a particular committee, what it will be looking at, or what it has recently done click on the name of the Committee from the list above.  You can also find out how to tell the scrutiny committees what you think about particular issues they are looking at, in person or by sending us your comments. 

Want to know more?

If you want to know more about Scrutiny please see our quick guide, or e mail the scrutiny team on or give us a call on 0161 234 3241. 

Archive of Information and Annual Reports

In here you will be able to find out what Manchester 's scrutiny committees have done in previous years via our archived Work Programmes, News Pages and Annual Reports. Please note, we stopped producing the Annual Report  of the Scrutiny Committees in 2010/11. The report has been replaced by the individual News Pages for each Committee. You can see those individual news pages using the links above.

Overview and Scrutiny Annual Reports

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