Resource library

We produce a wide range of publications for families with disabled children and the professionals who work with them.

Browsing our library

You can search for a keyword or use filters to browse our library. Resources are organised by subject (for example education or benefits), type (for example parent guides or newsletters), nation and language.

Ordering and buying print copies of our parent guides

If you are a parent and want a free print version of any of our parent guides, please contact our freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555 or helpline@cafamily.org.uk.

If you are a professional then we ask that you make a small payment of £1 for each of our guides. Select 'order print version' next to any parent guide that is on sale.

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  • Parent support group affiliation scheme

    About our affiliation scheme for local parent support groups.

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  • Parent guide: NHS and caring for a disabled child - Cymru

    Welsh language version. Explains the different parts of the NHS, your rights, your child’s rights and what options you might have if you are unhappy with any aspect of the NHS

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  • Challenging a refusal to assess your disabled child for care and support services (England and Wales)

    This leaflet has been produced by the Every Disabled Child Matters campaign to help families with disabled children in England and Wales understand their rights and get the support they need.

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  • Counting the Costs 2014 Wales report

    Wales findings from our Counting the Costs 2014 survey into the finances of families with disabled children. The report also contains information about our Counting the Costs campaign.

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  • Parent guide: Money Matters - a checklist when your child has additional needs

    A checklist of the entitlements to benefits and other financial help you may be able to get if you are the parent of a disabled child in England, Scotland and Wales.

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  • Newsletter: Wales monthly e-bulletin August 2013

    The monthly ebulletin from Contact a Family Wales full of news and resources for families of disabled children including events.

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  • Research and reports: Falling through the net -a report into illegal exclusions in England and Wales

    How often do illegal exclusions happen and the impact of family life? This report provides a summary of survey findings based on the experiences of 404 parent carers.

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  • Newsletter:Wales bulletin spring 2013 Cymraeg

    Newsletter for families of disabled children in Wales. This our Spring 2013 edition of our newsletter. Welsh version.

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  • Newsletter: Wales bulletin spring 2013

    Newsletter for families of disabled children in Wales. This our spring 2013 edition of our newsletter. English version.

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  • Newsletter:Wales bulletin autumn 2012 Cymraeg

    Autumn newsletter for parents of disabled children and professionals who work with them. Our newsletter features articles on improvements to wheelchair services, our report on parent support groups and news on the work of the Meningitis Trust and Learning Disability Real Opportunities project. This is the Welsh version of our newsletter there is also an English language version availiable.

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