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Our parent guides and factsheets

We produce a series of guides and factsheets on all aspects of raising a disabled child.

You can browse and download the parent guides in our library or download a publications list [PDF].

  • Parent carer participation: NHS / NNPCF admissions avoidance for CYP Webinar Presentation

    Webinar presentation to support the webinar recording New NHS / NNPCF admissions avoidance for children and young people – what is the NHS doing and how can pcfs help?

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  • Parent carer participation: Campaign Guidance

    Campaign Guidance Co-production and Campaigning: Parent Carer Forums and local and national campaign groups Definitions -The role of Parent Carer Forums in Co-production The role of campaign groups Why might Parent Carer Forums choose not to campaign? How can Parent Carer Forums work with Campaign Groups? Managing relationships

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  • Parent carer participation: Building your resilience during COVID-19 Webinar FAQ

    FAQ to support webinar Presented by Kate Walters – DARE Resilience Trainer & Julie Singleton – Participation Adviser The webinar will help you: • Look at what resilience is and isn’t! • Understand your stress signs and when you need to take a step back • Explore different approaches to help you look after yourself, take stock of life under current and future restrictions, realistically prioritise and plan ahead – for yourself • Give you tools that can be used to evaluate what you do now and how you might do things differently • With signposting to resources and support available to help you de-stress, build your confidence and wellbeing We hope this will help parent carers and active forum members to feel more resilient during and after the COVID19 crisis and get new ideas to be more resilient now and in the future.

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  • Parent carer participation: Joint Bulletin News from Contact and the NNPCF September 2020

    Updates on; Annual Conference and NNPCF AGM! Your back to school experiences – NNPCF Minister Vicky Ford, The Disabled Children’s Partnership Survey - What's back to school been like? Contact back to school information for families, NNPCF Finance and Operations Lead recruitment, Department for Education grant, Shropshire Parent Carer Council - putting the parent carer voice at the heard of the SEND inspection process, South Gloucestershire Parents and Carers – Working hard for their community, Contact FREE online workshops for parent and carers of children with SEND, Free online workshops for professionals working with parents and carers of children with SEND, Contact’s Business Development and Early Years team, British Institute of Learning Disabilities, Parents' focus group about resolving disagreements in SEND, New casework service for autistic people in inpatient mental health care, Flu vaccinations, the time is now!

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  • Parent carer participation: NNPCF & Contact Virtual Confence flyer 2020

    Flyer for the NNPCF & Contact Virtual Confence 2020. Given the events of 2020 we have made the decision to hold this year’s annual conference for Parent Carer Forums virtually.

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  • Factsheet: Ankle foot orthoses for children with hemiplegia

    Explains why children with hemiplegia may be offered ankle foot orthoses, and what types may be available.

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  • Parent carer participation: Joint Bulletin Important funding news from Contact and the NNPCF February 2020

    Contact and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) produce a joint parent carer participation newsletter. This newsletter contains key information about the development of parent carer participation, information about important changes across health services, special education and social care in England, news for local forums, the latest news from the NNPCF and opportunities for forums to participate. Including; The first news of 2020 DfE Grant Webinars Seldom Heard toolkit Fledglings Strategic Health Lead recruitment Healthwatch and Forums – National Event and new resources around joint working Forum participation stories NNPCF C.I.C.

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  • Parent carer participation: Joint Bulletin An update from Contact about Covid-19 March 2020

    Contact and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) produce a joint parent carer participation newsletter. This newsletter contains key information about the development of parent carer participation, information about important changes across health services, special education and social care in England, news for local forums, the latest news from the NNPCF and opportunities for forums to participate. Including; Government guidance on maintaining educational provision Coronavirus and welfare benefits What does the emergency Coronavirus bill mean for disabled children? Our Fledglings shop remains open COVID-19 and families with disabled children – resources to help

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  • Parent carer participation: Joint Bulletin Important funding news from Contact and the NNPCF May 2020

    Contact and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) produce a joint parent carer participation newsletter. This newsletter contains key information about the development of parent carer participation, information about important changes across health services, special education and social care in England, news for local forums, the latest news from the NNPCF and opportunities for forums to participate. Including; What's New? DfE Grant - webinar and web chat Community Matters Contact's core offer to forums Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus Survey - life in lockdown NEW Closed Facebook page for families with disabled Children Free workshops

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  • Parent carer participation: Joint Bulletin News from Contact and the NNPCF July 2020

    Contact and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) produce a joint parent carer participation newsletter. This newsletter contains key information about the development of parent carer participation, information about important changes across health services, special education and social care in England, news for local forums, the latest news from the NNPCF and opportunities for forums to participate. Including; National Co-production Week: Co-production in a changing world. DFE grant - second payment applications Webinars CiC forum assistance programme Parent carer forum work shortlisted for prestigious award Contact Support for families Working to reduce inequalities

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