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Chief Executive, Andrew Kerr

The Chief Executive's Office covers strategy, insight, and communications, which incorporates policy and insight, strategic change and delivery, programme and project management, corporate performance management, partnership working corporate governance, democratic and committee services, resilience and emergency planning, the Edinburgh and South East of Scotland City Region Deal programme office, media relations and employee communications.

Communities and Families - Executive Director, Alistair Gaw 

Education and schools, early years, lifelong learning, libraries and community centres, children's social services and school estate planning and safer and stronger communities.  Safer and stronger communities is led by the Council's Statutory Chief Social Work Officer and is responsible for the regulation of registered services, quality assurance of adult and children's social work, and governance of the Council's statutory social work functions, community justice social work, homelessness, including: advice, prevention and accommodation, family and household, support CCTV, multi-agency public protection, including child and adult protection, offender management, domestic abuse, asylum seeking and refugee services.

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and Edinburgh Integration Joint Board Chief Officer, Judith Proctor

The Health and Social Care Partnership for the City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian, through the Integration Joint Board (IJB), includes: adult social work, older people's services, disability services, learning disabilities, community and primary care health services, and providing care for people in their own homes or in nursing homes.

Place - Executive Director, Paul Lawrence

Planning and development, economic development, locality management, housing and council landlord services, regulatory services including: licensing, environmental health, waste and environmental cleansing services, parks and green spaces, bereavement and scientific services, roads, transport and network services, public safety and major events support, cultural services, venues and museums.

Resources - Executive Director, Stephen Moir

Financial services, commercial and procurement, Lothian Pension Fund, human resources, learning and development, payroll, recruitment, legal services, internal audit, risk management, health and safety, customer services and information technology including: customer contact centre, council tax and benefits administration, transactional services and city-wide business and administrative support, property and facilities management including capital programmes, strategic asset management, property and assets investment portfolio, technical services, security, corporate and schools catering, janitorial and cleaning services.

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