Council departments, services and senior officers

The council is divided into departments - find out what they are, what they do and who manages them.

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Adult and Community Services

Our remit covers social care, arts, heritage, sport, libraries, safeguarding, and building strong communities.

Children and Young People

The Children and Young People's (CYP) Service Office brings together early help, education, youth, community health, early years and specialist services.

Public Health and Protection

The work of the Public Health and Protection Directorate covers, Public Health, Fire and Rescue, Community Safety, Trading Standards and Emergency Planning

Resource Management

Resource Management contains our HR, IT and finance teams. It is also responsible for our registrars and coroners service.

Chief Executive Officer

Deborah Cadman is the head of Suffolk County Council's paid staff. She helps set the council's aims and manages its performance.

Chief Finance Officer

Geoff Dobson, the Chief Finance Officer, makes sure the council manages its budget correctly and makes financially sound decisions.

Monitoring Officer

Tim Ryder, the Monitoring Officer, makes sure that the council, and it's councillors, follow the law and the council's constitution.