Responsibility for the discharge of the Council’s public health functions and health protection and promoting the health and wellbeing of the public and also responsible for those Council services which safeguard individuals in the community and enhance their quality of life: in particular local flooding, waste management including recycling, community safety, food insecurity, financial hardship and other community inequalities, emergency planning and gypsies and travellers.
This includes collaborating with and supporting other public sector bodies, voluntary and community organisations to develop relationships for mutual advantage and community gain, working together for the benefit of people and communities in Devon.
Responsible for the Council’s statutory duties and responsibilities in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion together with its own equality policies and objectives.
Responsible also for the Registration Service and for the provision of a basic adult learning services, a library and archives service and support for the arts and for the discharge of all the Council’s statutory functions, powers and duties in relation to the provision of youth services.
Responsible for the Armed Forces Covenant and initiatives thereunder.