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The support person can be anyone she nominates, which could be you, or even a lawyer if you want. But usually the support person will not say much and it can depend on the employer what part they take. The purpose of the support person is not an advocate for the employee, and so their role is to ensure that they are providing moral support in what can be an emotionally difficult time. This does have to be proper consultation, and they are required to listen to any suggestions made by your daughter, although they do not have to accept what she recommends. It is quite common to give people time off for stress relief after an event like this, and this would be given as sick leave.