How East Sussex County Council works


Council departments and responsibilities

The 5 East Sussex County Council departments and their main responsibilities are:

  • Adult Social Care and Health
    Provide social care services for residents over 16, including residential care and sensory care services. It also has the public health remit.
  • Governance Services
    Provides advice on governance of the Council, including legal and constitutional arrangements.
  • Children’s Services
    Provide social care for people under 16, state education and other childcare services.
  • Business Services
    Responsible for managing our finances, IT, human resources, procurement and property.
  • Communities, Economy and Transport
    Responsible for community services such as libraries and registrars, customer access and services, roads, transport planning, economy and the East Sussex environment.

Both councillors and officers work together to supply these services for East Sussex.