The 'Lead Professional' (LP) is a role that is central to the successful implementation of the CAF. This person acts as the family's main contact and ensures that they are fully involved in the process and provided with a coordinated package of support.

The following documents can provide useful advice about the Role of the Lead Professional:

The Role of the Lead Professional

This document introduces the role of the Lead Professional, the core functions and what the role is required to do.

Undertaking the Lead Professioanl Role

Criteria for selecting the Lead Professional

The Lead Professional can be any of the workers involved with the child or young person. This document will aide the decision about who is best placed to perform the role.

Criteria for selecting the Lead Professional

Knowledge & Skills of the Lead Professional

This document outlines the key sets of knowledge and skills needed to deliver the Lead Professional functions.

Knowledge & Skills required for Lead Professional role

Hints and Tips for Undertaking the Role of Lead Professional

Useful tips for implementing the role can be found in this document.

Hints and Tips for Undertaking the Lead Professional role effectively