I wasn't sure where to put this, do I hope this is the right place
Could any of you have dealt with this tell me when you choose the "lead Proffessional"
I ask as I've had the first part for my DD today - general form filling with a school nurse at home - but I wasn't asked who we wanted to be our LP, I'm presuming that just means we are not yet at that stage & these are just the preliminary forms ??
Though a couple of comments were made that made me think the SN might have presumed she will be our LP, which as nice as she seems, isn't who we have chosen, so I just want to A&E sure we haven't missed something
My understanding is that the profs choose the LP. Unless things have changed. I've never been in a position where parents have asked but I guess you could request and I imagine unless there is a reason why it's seen as not appropriate the team would try to meet this request.
I did read up on it quite a bit on gov websites before committing & from that my understanding was that the family could nominate someone, they don't have to a healthcare professional either, I also discussed it with DDs HT & asked about a member of staff that DD finds easiest to talk too - that seemed to be an important factor, which makes sense & HT seemed to agree, she understood my reasons for choosing a member of staff over SN & I've spoken with staff member who has agreed they are happy to do it - I expected the subject to come up today, but it didn't,
I've only just realised & thought I'd best check, hence why I'm asking when
It's okay, I think I've just answered my own question - I found a bit on the website I looked at for info before - seems that is stage 2 - they set up the Team Around the Child first & them the LP is nominated