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Read all the latest stories, information and opinion pieces about child disability issues in the UK, as well as finding out more about Contact’s work and campaigns.

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Primary school national offer day on Friday 16 April

Wednesday 14 April 2021

This news story is for parents in England only. See our education advice if you live in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales....

How to get the Covid-19 vaccine for you clinically extremely vulnerable child

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Our response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report.

Tuesday 13 April 2021

Live in North Wales or West Mids? Take a look at our exciting new events for disabled children and their siblings!

Tuesday 13 April 2021

How parent carer forums have risen to the challenge during the pandemic

Monday 12 April 2021

Important information about face coverings (England only)

Thursday 8 April 2021

Two-thirds of families want Covid vaccine for their child

Thursday 8 April 2021

Welsh Government announces new payment for bereaved parents

Thursday 1 April 2021

National Living Wage to increase but Carer’s Allowance earnings limit frozen

Wednesday 31 March 2021

Families with disabled children experiencing high social isolation during lockdown

Tuesday 30 March 2021

1 April return to school for clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) children in England

Tuesday 30 March 2021

Scottish Government confirms launch date for new Child Disability Payment in pilot areas

Thursday 25 March 2021

Scottish Parliament passes Bill to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scottish law

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Thinking about claiming Universal Credit for your disabled son or daughter?

Wednesday 24 March 2021

How we are making a difference to families living with rare conditions

Tuesday 16 March 2021

New factsheet on benefits if your child is in residential accommodation

Monday 15 March 2021

Thinking about claiming Universal Credit for your disabled son or daughter?

Monday 15 March 2021

Scottish unpaid carers: register for Covid-19 vaccine online

Monday 15 March 2021

New resources for parents claiming Universal Credit for a disabled young person in education

Friday 12 March 2021