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Structure of KCC

The structure of the organisation is as shown here.

The Senior Officer team consists of six Corporate Directors. For more information on the Corporate Management Team please follow this link.

The four directorates are as follows:

Growth, Environment and Transport

The Directorate comprises a range of key frontline, strategic, policy and commercial functions, and plays a major role in making Kent a better place to live, work and visit. The services provided, and the future the directorate helps to shape, affects every household in Kent. This includes strategic responsibility for the future of the county in terms of planning, economic development, transport policy, and major transport improvement schemes, waste disposal and recycling services. In addition to a range of leisure and cultural facilities including the Turner Contemporary; country parks; libraries; and enforcement services including trading standards and community safety.

Responsible for services that include:

Highways, Transportation & Waste, Regulatory Services, Economic Development, Community Safety & Emergency Planning, Regulatory Services, Libraries, Registration & Archives, Sport and Country Parks, Arts including Kent Film Office, Development Planning, Planning applications, North Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Flood risk and Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change, and Heritage Conservation.

Social Care, Health and Wellbeing

The Directorate provides social care and public health services to Kent’s adults, children, young people, and their families. Providing Social Care Services for the people of Kent to live safely and independently in their local communities. The core objectives are to support people with particular needs to live as independently and fully as possible. Access advice, information and services easily, support with help where needed.

Responsible for services that include Adult Social Care, Children’s Social Care, Adoption and Fostering, Children and Young People Disability Services, Assessment and Enablement and Public Health.

Education and Young People Services

This Directorate combines Education services with universal and targeted services for children and young people designed to reduce demand for specialist services. By focusing on prevention and early intervention, our aim is to reduce demand in specialist children’s social services by helping families earlier, improving parenting skills and the health and educational outcomes of young children, ensuring they are school ready. We will intervene earlier to support families in crisis through area based working and joined up teams providing a more seamless service and better working arrangements with our partners.

Responsible for services including Standards and School Improvement, Skills and Employability, Provision Planning, Fair Access, Educational Psychology, SEN Assessment and Placement, Youth Work, Youth Justice, Outdoor Education Centres, Children’s Centres, Inclusion and Attendance, Early Intervention and Community Learning and Skills.

Strategic and Corporate Services

The Directorate supports the work of the directorates by providing specialist expertise and strategic direction. The department also leads and co-ordinates major change and organisational development. Responsible for services that include Human Resources, Finance & Procurement, Governance and Law, Property and Infrastructure, Information Technology, Media and Communications, Consultation and Engagement, Customer Relations including Gateways and Contact Centre, Business Intelligence and Policy.