When you are identified as a Lead Practitioner you will act as the single point of contact when an integrated response is required.
When you are identified as a Lead Practitioner, your role is to take the lead to co-ordinate provision for a child and their family. You will act as the single point of contact when an integrated response is required and a range of services are involved with that child or family.
The Lead Practitioner is not a job title or a new role, but a set of functions to be carried out as part of the delivery of effective integrated support – with assistance from an Early Help Coordinator. These functions are to:
- Act as a single point of contact for the child or family, who they can trust and who can engage them in making choices, navigating their way through the system and effecting change.
- Co-ordinate the delivery of the actions agreed by the practitioners involved with the family to ensure that children receive effective support which is regularly reviewed.
- Reduce overlap and inconsistency in the services received.
Support package for Lead Practitioners
For full support and information, advice and guidance, download the Early Help Handbook in the downloads and resources area of this page.
When you are identified as a Lead Practitioner, an Early Help Coordinator, based in the Family Hubs around Doncaster, will be available to support you.
- Lead Practitioner support package diagram
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- Early Help Handbook September 2017
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