Section 3 Who Should Read this Manual

What may be unique about this Manual is that it is aimed not only at teachers. Support needs of children and young people can cover many issues which can only be effectively supported by a range of practitioners, each with their own training, knowledge and skills. The Manual therefore has relevance for all practitioners and managers in education learning and leisure, social services, health services as well as staff from other relevant agencies.

Whilst some sections may be more directly related to the work of some people than others, a main aim of the Manual is to ensure there is a shared understanding of roles, responsibilities, expectations and quality,in relation to meeting support needs whether in school,in the community or in the home.

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