Independent Support Fact Sheet #2:Definitions

Written by Independent SupportDate 18 Aug 2014

Independent Support have produced a series of fact sheets as part of the training provided to Independent Supporters.

This fact sheet aims to help you understand some of the key definitions under the new Act. It is important to note that many of the definitions, such as “special educational needs” have not changed
under the new system. The requirement to have special educational needs remains the gateway to accessing support and services under Part 3 of the new Act.