Resource library

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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: Grant spend spreadsheet

    2019-20 Excel spreadsheet to record grant spend to assist forums

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  • Parent carer participation: Grant monitoring guidance 2018-19 FINAL

    Guidance notes for forums completing the monitoring form for the 2018-19 DfE grant.

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  • Parent carer participation: Grant monitoring form and grant application form and grant application form changes 2019-20 final

    Changes to the 2018-19 grant monitoring form and 2019-20 grant application form processes - a brief explanation of the changes to the grant forms 2019-20 for parent carer forums applying for the DfE grant

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  • Parent carer participation: Fundraising Webinar Presentation

    Presentation to support webinar recording on Fundraising presented by Jane Burns.

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  • Newsletter: In Contact Ealing February 2019

    All the latest news and updates from Contact Ealing.

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  • Contact Annual Review 2017/18

    Our report on the impact of our work in the last financial year.

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  • Counting the Costs 2018: Research into the finances of families of a child with a rare condition across the UK in 2018

    From April to June 2018 we ran an online survey of families with disabled children across the UK asking them about their financial situation. It was completed by 2,772 families. Of those responses 462 (17%) said their child has a rare condition.

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  • Parent carer participation: Local Area Inspections webinar presentation

    This webinar is led by representatives from CQC/Ofsted, DfE, and the SEND Adviser team and provides an opportunity for Parent Carer Forums to hear more about the SEND inspection process.

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  • Parent carer participation: Public contact details for the parent carer forums in England

    Public contact details for the parent carer forums in England, including email, phone number and website details where available.

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  • Contact's Brighter Beginnings workshops: Independent evaluation report executive summary

    In 2017 we engaged independent researchers, Fiveways, to evaluate of our early years workshops (now known as Brighter Beginnings). This is the executive summary of the report.

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