Overall responsibility for the co-ordination of education and children’s services. Specific responsibility for child protection and safeguarding; Looked-after Children and Care Leavers, child exploitation; family support and social care for children with specific needs (disabilities). Child and adolescent mental health services. Youth Justice service and Children & Family Centres.
Education and learning services including children with special educational needs and disabilities and inclusion. Early Years Education. Schools, (organisation, sufficiency planning & governance) Post 16 Education, Apprenticeships & Training. Links with further and higher education. Adult and community education.