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Council departments

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


Adult care

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 and partnerships with the health service. 

Children's services

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 and the youth offending service.

Commissioning, Communities and Policy

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

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 and environmental policy.