The department is composed of the following; District Community Development Officer, Senior Community Development Officer, Senior Probation and Social Welfare officer, Probation and Social Welfare officer, and Labor officer at district level. There are Community Development officers and Assistant Community Development Officers at sub county level.

The department also works with the District Women Council, the District Youth Council, the district People with Disabilities Council, the district Forum for People living with AIDs. The department further coordinates the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) for youths, the Uganda Women Empowerment Program (UWEP) for women and the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment (SAGE) for the Elderly persons.
These are semi-autonomous bodies established by an Act of Parliament and receives funding from the consolidated fund on a quarterly basis to implement planned activities for the councils. The department’s efforts are supplemented by NGOs, CBOs and FBOs