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Council departments

The council is divided into four strategic directorates, responsible for the following areas:


Adult care

Responsibilities include:

  • home care and day services for older, disabled and vulnerable people
  • disability equipment and minor home adaptations
  • support for carers
  • hospital discharge services
  • short term specialist community beds
  • reablement
  • falls prevention
  • public health
  • in-house residential homes
  • community care centres and extra care housing schemes
  • quality and safeguarding across all residential homes
  • specialist dementia care
  • preventative and wellbeing services
  • benefits and debt advice
  • partnerships with the health service

Children's services

Responsibilities include:

  • support for vulnerable families and disabled children
  • teenage and careers services
  • children’s centres
  • sports and outdoor learning
  • school improvement services
  • school meals
  • school place planning and building
  • special educational needs
  • adult community education
  • services traded with schools
  • pre-school and childcare support
  • safeguarding and child protection
  • fostering and adoption
  • youth offending service

Commissioning, communities and policy

Responsibilities include:

  • property
  • Finance
  • ICT
  • corporate HR
  • legal and democratic services
  • libraries and heritage
  • community safety
  • refugee resettlement
  • trading standards
  • Trusted Trader
  • policy
  • research
  • performance
  • communications including digital and web development and Call Derbyshire
  • innovation
  • strategic commissioning
  • procurement
  • strategic partnerships
  • member and management services
  • registrar and coroner services

Economy, transport and environment

Responsibilities include:

  • roads
  • footpaths
  • public and community transport
  • road safety
  • economic development and regeneration
  • broadband expansion
  • minerals, transport and strategic planning
  • emergency planning
  • household waste recycling centres
  • waste planning and management
  • building and landscape conservation
  • countryside sites
  • strategic economic partnerships
  • inward investment
  • tourism
  • rail policy
  • HS2
  • employment and skills
  • flooding
  • environmental policy