Children and Families Department
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Children and Families is the largest department in the Council, providing a wide range services for children, young people and adults.
As well as education services, the department has social work practice and hospital-based teams who provide help and services to vulnerable young persons and their families.
View this information pack for more about the department and how it is managed.
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Facts and figures
The department has 9000 staff (including teachers) and an annual budget of £380m. Its responsibilities cover:
3,000 children (aged three to five) attending 18 nursery schools, 78 nursery classes in primary schools, two nursery classes in a special school, 12 Health and Social Care centres, and the Council's workplace nursery
over 1,500 teachers providing learning and teaching to over 24,000 pupils in over 90 primary schools
over 1,700 teachers providing learning and teaching to over 19,000 pupils at 23 secondary schools
over 700 pupils with special needs who are catered for in our special schools and classes
around 40 community centres providing a range of learning, teaching and support services to residents of the city
recruiting and supporting carers (foster, adoptive and day carers) for over 400 children
over 100 residential care places are provided for children in young person centres, two secure accommodation units, four close support units and a unit which provides respite care for about 70 young people.