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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].

Ordering and buying print copies of our 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@contact.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. Your basket will appear at the top of the page above the menu bar.

  • Parent carer participation:parent story 'One parent's hopes for the future'

    A member of the Parent Carer Council for Cornwall talks about her her hopes for her daughters future and why she is committed to promoting parent carer participation

    215kb

  • Parent carer participation: parent story 'No wrong door'

    How York's 'no wrong door' approach helped one parent find the right services for her child and led to her getting involved in her local parent carer forum.

    282kb

  • Parent carer participation:parent story ‘Altogether better’

    How one parents struggle to get services led to her becoming involved in her forum and the development of a group for parent carers of young people aged 14-25, with a focus on transition and personalisation

    139kb

  • Introduction to participation - unique experience of being a parent carer

    Resource relating to 'Introduction to participation' - a webinar for parent carer forums

    316kb

  • Introduction to participation - sample form to request parent rep

    Resource relating to 'Introduction to participation' - a webinar for parent carer forums.

    23kb

  • Strengthening Parent Carer Participation: The national picture, April 2014 to March 2015

    A report on the Strengthening Parent Participation project over the last year.

    3mb

  • Parent participation grant additional claim process FAQs

    Frequently asked questions around parent participation grant additional claim process.

    185kb

  • Parent carer participation: Annual Report 2016-17

    Strengthening the parent carer participation Annual Report 2016-17 Annual report about the experiences of parent carer forums in 2016/17

    2mb

  • Parent carer participation: Managing your Parent Carer Participation Grant 2017-18

    Managing your Parent Carer Participation Grant and other useful tips to help you manage the day-to-day running of your forum.

    112kb

  • Introduction to participation - useful links

    Resource relating to 'Introduction to participation' - a webinar for parent carer forums

    19kb