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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Independent supporter

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Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

A trained person who provides advice and support, independent of the local council, to parents whose child is being assessed for an Education, Health and Care plan. Independent supporters often work for a charity. They can explain the process, help you to work out how the Local Offer can help, and ensure you have all the information you need.

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