1 in 5 children have difficulties with reading and writing

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ABOUT PARENT CHAMPIONS

MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Parent Champions are ordinary people who have a passion for supporting children who struggle with literacy. They do this by championing the cause, pointing parents and carers in the direction of where they can get help and support from our partner organisations. Collectively they have a wealth of expertise; they are Springboard for Children, PATOSS, Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre and Xtraordinary People

WE WANT YOU TO BE

OUR VOICE IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

Our Newsletters have the latest news about support, expert advice, resources and events available to parents of children with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties. We want you to tell as many mums, dads and carers as possible about the expertise and support available through the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust and its member organisations.

To help you do this, we’ll send you some of our Parent Champions postcards so that you can give these to anyone you know who will find this information useful. We’ll also send you some Parent Champion posters and ask you to get them displayed in a prominent place in your local community. It may be a local school, church, GP surgery or community group.

OUR EARS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

The Trust will occasionally ask you to respond to surveys that help us to know what issues are important to parents, what is working well that we can build on – and where there are gaps. This information is vital to us because it means that we can ensure that we are offering the best, most relevant and practical support that will really make a difference to parents.

OUR HEART IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

By spreading the word about The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust, handing out the Parent Champion postcards and getting our posters displayed you will become our heart in the local community – not as an expert on dyslexia and learning difficulties (the Trust and its member organisations provide that) but as someone mums and dads can chat to at a time when they may really appreciate support. If they are not sure who to turn to for reliable information and advice, you can tell them about the expertise available through the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust and its member organisations.

You may like to do this in the playground or over a cup of tea. Or perhaps organise a coffee morning where parents can get together and share experiences and chat in a friendly and supportive environment. Don’t forget, if you want an expert, we’re here!

“Our Parent Champions play a vital role because they understand the challenges Mums and Dads are facing. We’re not looking for experts. We’re looking for people who care. The dyslexia sector have come together to share expertise and good practice; we have a bank of resources, top tips and materials which can help. Share these with those that need it and you’ve already made a difference.”
Mel Byrne

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