Director of Children's Services – Carolyn Fair

Carolyn is responsible for children’s social services, school improvement and childcare. She also has lead responsibility for the County Council for the East Sussex Children’s and Young People’s Trust, and the Children’s Services department. The Council is the Children’s Services Authority.

Portrait photo of Carolyn Fair
Carolyn Fair

Areas of responsibility include:

  • safeguarding children and securing delivery of the County Council’s corporate parenting duties
  • East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership
  • planning and funding early years education and childcare
  • statutory duties in relation to children with special educational needs
  • providing or ensuring sufficient school places for pupils aged 5 to 18
  • standards in all schools
  • support for vulnerable children, young people and families including early help services and youth support

Other Council duties

  • Health and Well Being Board member
  • East Sussex Youth Offending Team Steering Group (YOT)
  • East Sussex Children’s and Young People’s Trust Executive Group


Email: Carolyn Fair

For general enquiries or information and advice about Children’s Services, please contact:

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