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Baroness Grey-Thompson backs free school meals campaign

Thursday 7 December 2023

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has used a written question to the Department for Education (DfE) to cite our research that a third of...

Grants, home adaptations and financial help for parent carers: your top questions answered

Thursday 2 November 2023

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Win £500 of Christmas goodies in the Fledglings Raffle!

Wednesday 1 November 2023

Halloween treats
8 tips to help your disabled child have a calmer Halloween and Bonfire Night

Friday 27 October 2023

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What to expect from a Universal Credit managed migration notice

Thursday 26 October 2023

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Contact speaks out about support for carers

Tuesday 24 October 2023

Young pupil using phone at the desk in school
England to ban use of mobile phones in schools

Tuesday 24 October 2023

Universal Credit sign in job centre window
Universal Credit managed migration starts in Northern Ireland

Thursday 19 October 2023

School desk with workbooks and stationary
England secondary school applications deadline approaches

Wednesday 18 October 2023

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Parents and young people ‘unaware’ of potential cash windfall

Tuesday 17 October 2023

No transitional protection for families with looked-after children moving onto Universal Credit

Monday 16 October 2023

Q&A for parent carers: Grants, home adaptations and financial help schemes

Wednesday 11 October 2023

Hand putting money into a piggy bank
Contact’s advice secures benefits for parent carers

Tuesday 10 October 2023

Graphic depicting lunchbox and with a banana on top - free school meals
Free School Meals – extra resources and your questions answered

Monday 9 October 2023

Classroom doors open to empty school hallway
MPs recommend mental health absence code and expansion of free school meals to reduce parent fines and tackle school absence

Wednesday 27 September 2023

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Watch our Free School Meals webinar

Tuesday 26 September 2023

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£300 cost of living payment dates announced

Monday 25 September 2023

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Councils in England waste £60 million on court disputes about support for children with special educational needs

Monday 25 September 2023

Event flyer for TSC drop in day on 30 September 2023 at Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow
Contact Scotland hosting TSC drop-in day – come along!

Thursday 21 September 2023