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Named LA Officer Glossary Term

This is the person from the Local Authority who liaises with parents over all the arrangements relating to statutory assessment and the making of a statement. LAs will inform parents of the identity of the officer when they issue a notice of a proposal to make a statutory assessment of a child.
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Named person Glossary Term

This is the person whom the Local Authority must identify when sending parents a final version of a statement. The named person, who should usually be identified in cooperation with the parents, must be someone who can give parents information and advice about their child's SENs. He or she may be appointed at the start of the assessment process and can then attend meetings with parents and encourage parental participation throughout that process. The named person should normally be independent of the LA and may be someone from a voluntary organisation or parent partnership scheme.
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Note in lieu Glossary Term

This is a note issued to the child's parents and school when, following a statutory assessment, the LA decides not to make a statement. The note should describe the child's SENs, explain why the LA will not make a statement and make recommendations about appropriate provision for the child. All the advice received during the assessment should be attached to the note sent to the parents and, with their consent, also be sent to the child's school.
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Neoplasia Glossary Term

Form of eye cancer??? Check this??
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Neurofibromatosis Glossary Term

One of the most common neurological conditions, caused by a single gene mutation. May cause eye growths.
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Norrie Disease Glossary Term

Norrie disease is a rare X-linked genetic condition which causes boys to be born blind or with severe sight impairment. Secondary symptoms can include progressive hearing loss, cognitive impairment, autism and delayed development.
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Nystagmus Glossary Term

A continuous uncontrolled to and fro movement of the eyes.
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Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) Glossary Term

Newly Qualified Social Workers are social workers in their first year of post qualification practice.
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NHS Wales (GIG Cymru) Glossary Term

NHS Wales:Gwasanaeth Iechyd Gwladol Cymru is the publicly funded healthcare system of Wales and is the responsibility of the Welsh Government. It provides emergency services and a range of primary care, secondary care and specialist tertiary care services
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NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (SSP) Glossary Term

The NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership is a dedicated Shared Services organisation which shares common operating standards in line with best practice, has sufficient scale to optimise economies of scale and purchasing power and has an excellent customer care ethos and focus on service quality. They support the statutory Health Boards and NHS Trusts in Wales and provide professional advice and support to Welsh Government.
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Notetaker Glossary Term

A notetaker is a specialist portable device that enables someone with a sight problem to take notes and retrieve them later in an accessible form. Electronic notetakers usually contain a diary and other applications and some have a keyboard for braille instead of QWERTY keyboard input. They do not generally incorporate a screen display.
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