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Lead Practitioner Protocol (children)

This protocol is for those working with children and families. 

The Lead Practitioner role co-ordinates non-statutory interventions to ensure that children and families’ needs are responded to in a timely way, improving outcomes and reducing children’s exposure to harm.

The aim of this protocol is to bring consistency to the Lead Practitioner role and ensure that Bristol agencies and safeguarding partners fulfil their responsibilities under Working Together 2018.  

The protocol sets out the support available to practitioners undertaking the Lead Practitioner role; clarifies the expectations of the role for practitioners from all disciplines; provides a basis for engagement with other professionals thereby avoiding individuals working in isolation; and encourages “professional generosity” amongst colleagues.

Download Children Lead Practitioner Protocol (2019)