The Lead Practitioner is the person who will ‘lead’ the Early Help Assessment (EHA).
The role of the Lead Practitioner includes:
- Being the identified lead for the family who have an EHA
- Co-ordination and chairing of meetings
- Ensuring the action plan is on track and progressing
- Updating case records and action plans
- Ensuring minutes of meetings and action plans are disseminated in a timely way
Anyone working with families can be a Lead Practitioner, although not everyone will. The Lead Practitioner is chosen at the first Team Around the Family (TAF) meeting and will be the person deemed most appropriate, usually someone who is already working closely with the family.