Dedicated Lead Worker Training

This 2 day lead worker training introduces the methodology that underpins family intervention. Learners will explore the role of the Dedicated Lead Worker and how this is applied to whole family working and the importance of effective multi-agency relationships in delivering whole family working including knowing how to work with partner agencies and professional boundaries. The training also explores methods and tools used when undertaking whole family assessment, and how recommendations inform action plans and how to coordinate a team around a family.

Each learner will be given a Learner Book which will be a reference source for training materials, including handouts, presentations, and tools to use in the field and to record any details or key points throughout the training.


Who will benefit from attending the training?

For areas that are developing family services that want to equip the broader workforce with the skills to work with whole families as part of the Governments Supporting Families Programme or Early Intervention Workers that are taking on the role of being the dedicated worker.

  • Lead professionals and those that are locality based
  • Youth Offending Workers
  • Housing Officers
  • Family Support Workers
  • Education Workers
  • Children’s Workers
  • Probation Officers
  • Health Workers
  • Community Workers
  • Police

Learning Outcomes

The learner will:

  1. Understand the principles and values that underpin work with families
  2. Understand the role of the Dedicated lead Worker in family intervention
  3. Know how to work with partner agencies in a family intervention context
  4. Understand professional boundaries when working with families
  5. Understand whole family assessment
  6. Understand how to coordinate a multi- agency team around a family.

*Assessment Criteria is available on request*