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A-Z Jargon Buster

The Local Offer and information reports are written in a way that tries to avoid jargon. However, sometimes abbreviations or unusual phrases are used. It can be easy for professionals to rely on abbreviations of complicated or long words and phrases in meetings. We want you to be able to fully understand what you have read or heard. That’s why this glossary has been created.

As jargon changes, this document needs to change. Comments or suggestions from parents, carers and professionals are very welcome – click here to submit one. Alternatively, you can email

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