KW (Key Worker)

Key Workers (from the CYP Key Worker Service) support young people and their families/carers to make sure they feel listened to and actively involved in the development of their plan of care and support. The Key Workers' objective is to support services in providing support to the families at the right time, in a co-ordinated way. Key Workers support young people who have been diagnosed with a Learning Disability or Autism (or both) who require further input as they are at risk of being admitted into inpatient services, or there is a risk of a placement breakdown.