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In America in the 1960s a group of parents who had children with learning difficulties shared a common concern regarding who would represent and protect their children's rights when they were no longer able to. The solution was to develop a group of people living in the community, not involved in care services for reasons of independence, who were willing to give up their time to work in partnership with people with learning difficulties in order to ensure that their wishes were understood and listened to. The first citizen advocacy group in England was developed in London in 1981 (Person to Person Citizen Advocacy).

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