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.
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.
Knowledge & Skills of the Lead Professional
This document outlines the key sets of knowledge and skills needed to deliver the Lead Professional functions.
Hints and Tips for Undertaking the Role of Lead Professional
Useful tips for implementing the role can be found in this document.