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Kent County Council

County Hall
United Kingdom (UK)
ME14 1XQ
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About us

Kent County Council is the county council that governs the majority of the county of Kent in England. Its geographic area additionally comprises 12 district councils, and around 300 town and parish councils.

The county council has 84 elected councillors.

The Leader, cabinet and the Corporate Directors are responsible for the day-to-day running of the council.

The work of the Council is organized into departments and divisions:

Strategic and Corporate Services

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.: It manages 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.

Children, Young People and Education

The aim for Kent to be the best place for children and young people to grow up, learn, develop and achieve. It combines Education services with universal and targeted services for children and young people designed to reduce demand for specialist services, also provided in this directorate. By focusing on prevention and early intervention, their 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.

Adult Social Care and Health

Kent County Council works with people who need care and support, providing Adult Social Care Services and Public Health Services for the people of Kent. They work with people to understand their personal needs and by, helping them to build on their strengths and abilities wherever possible. The aim is to promote people’s independence and wellbeing and help to achieve outcomes that are important to them. Within this core purpose, The directorate's top priority to discharge our statutory safeguarding responsibilities for adults, working with our key partner organisations.

Growth, Environment and Transport

Kent County Council 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.

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