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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: Understanding Legal Structures Webinar Presentation

    Presented by Helen Rice of Advising Communities, this webinar recording helps enable listeners to build their understanding of different types of legal structures and implications for committee members.

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  • Parent carer participation: Associate Profiles

    Profiles of the Associates supporting the Parent Carer Participation programme

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  • Contact North East Spring 2018 Newsletter

    News, information and events from our North East office.

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  • Parent carer participation: Changes to the 2017-18 grant monitoring form and 2018-19 grant application form processes

    Explanation of the changes to the 2017-18 grant monitoring form and 2018-19 grant application form processes

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  • Poster: Does your child have a disability or additional need

    Free poster to put up in various settings.

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  • Poster: Concerned about your child

    Free poster to put up in your setting.

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  • Parent carer participation: Terms and responsibilities of grant award - parent carer participation grant 2018-19

    Read the following information before submitting your parent carer participation grant application, as it details the terms on which the grant has been awarded. This includes your forum’s responsibilities in accepting the grant.

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  • Parent carer participation: Managing your parent carer participation grant 2018-19

    In order to help you to manage your grant effectively during the course of the year, we have produced the following guide which is sent out by the grants team with the confirmation that your grant application for 2018/19 has been successful.

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  • Parent carer participation: Grant spend spreadsheet 2018-19

    Spreadsheet to assist with the collation of spending during the 2018/19 grant period.

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  • Parent carer participation: Grant monitoring guidance 2018-19

    Parent carer participation grant monitoring 2017/18 – guidance notes for recipients of the parent carer participation grant in 2017/18, to evidence about how the grant was spent.

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