Dr Daryl Brown

Free legal advice is being offered to parents of primary school children with special educational needs at an event in Lichfield.

Taking place at Maple Hayes Dyslexia School on Saturday (2nd March), the session will give parents who are struggling to obtain appropriate provision the chance to understand their options.

Experts from HCB Solicitors will be on hand to offer advice.

Dr Daryl Brown

Dr Daryl Brown, headteacher at Maple Hayes Dyslexia School, said: “Applying for an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is a complex and time-consuming process, so it’s important for parents to have the support they need and clear guidance on what their rights are.”

A recent report highlighted that children across Warwickshire and Staffordshire now have little or no access to taxpayer-funded assessments as councils have “embraced a policy of not differentiating” between dyslexics and those who struggle to read.

“We’re very pleased that HCB Solicitors will host this valuable workshop again at our school,” Dr Brown added.

“Parents can also access a free individual consultation with one of the solicitors immediately after the seminar.”

The book a place on the workshop, which starts at 11.30am, visit www.dyslexia.school/hcb or call 01543 264387.

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