Education Care and Health

Main areas of responsibility:

  • access to day, residential and nursing care services for older people
  • accidental injury prevention, including local initiatives on workplace health, and local initiatives to reduce excess deaths as a result of seasonal mortality
  • adult education and lifelong learning
  • behavioural and lifestyle campaigns to prevent cancer and long term conditions
  • care services for older people, people with physical disabilities or sensory impairment, people with
  • learning disabilities, and people with mental health needs (with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Carelink community alarm system
  • children’s social care, child protection and safeguarding
    commissioning, partnership and performance management support services
  • dental public health services
  • disability services including Blue Badges and Freedom Passes, disability facilities grants, occupational therapy assessment, and aids and adaptations
  • drug, alcohol and substance misuse services
  • early years settings, childcare and day nurseries
  • education business partnership
  • educational support for children with additional needs, including behavioural support, education welfare, educational psychology
  • extra care housing service
  • family placements including adoption and foster care
  • health promotion activities, including comprehensive sexual health services, increasing levels of physical activities, intervention to tackle obesity, locally-led nutrition initiatives, and tobacco control and smoking cessation services
  • health protection incidents, outbreaks and emergencies
  • home care services
  • housing advice and homelessness
  • National Child Measurement Programme
  • NHS Health Check Assessment
  • population level interventions to reduce and prevent birth defects
  • public health aspects of local initiatives to tackle social exclusion
  • public health aspects of promotion of community safety, violence prevention and response
  • public health services for children and young people aged 5-19
  • public mental health services
  • pupil benefits
  • school support, including pupil statistics and attainment, school governor services, school improvement, and schools music service
  • schools
  • special educational needs and disabled children
  • support for parents, including Children and Family Centres
  • supporting, reviewing and challenging delivery of key public health-funded and NHS-delivered services, such as immunisation and screening programmes
  • transport for day services and children with Special Educational Needs
  • youth activities and support, including Youth Offending service and targeted youth support

Director Adult Social Care

Stephen John

Tel: 020 8313 4197


Director Children's Social Care

Janet Bailey

Tel: 020 8313 4062


Director Education Services

Gillian Palmer

Tel: 020 8461 6489