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Jargon Buster


The principle of Inclusion is that children with special educational needs and disabilities have the right to be educated in mainstream schools alongside other children from their community, rather than being educated in special schools.

Independent Supporter

A person recruited by a voluntary or community sector organisation to help families going through an EHC needs assessment and the process of developing an EHC plan. This person is independent of the local authority and will receive training, including legal training, to enable him or her to provide this support.






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