Resource library

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You can search for a keyword or use filters to browse our library. Resources are organised by:

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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: 2018 National Conference Amanda Batten presentation

    Presentation from the 2018 Parent Carer Participation National Event, by Amanda Batten Contact's CEO

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  • Parent carer participation: 2018 National Conference What have PCFs done for us

    Presentation from the 2018 Parent Carer Participation National Event, What have parent carer forums ever done for us?

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  • Parent carer participation: 2018 National Conference NHSE presentation

    NHS England's presentation from the 2018 Parent Carer Participation National Event.

    285kb

  • Parent carer participation: NNPCF 2018 Annual Report

    National Network of Parent Carer Forums end of year report

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  • Newsletter: West Midlands December 2018

    West Midlands newsletter for Christmas 2018

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  • Newletter: East Midlands December 2018

    Newletter: East Midlands December 2018

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  • Parent carer participation: Annual Review 2017-18

    A year in the life of parent carer forums - and celebrating 10 years of supporting forums

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  • Evaluation report executive summary: Contact welfare rights team

    Executie summary of an independent evaluation of Contact helpline’s welfare rights project, covering the period June 2016 to June 2018. This project was funded by the Big Lottery.

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  • Evaluation report: Contact welfare rights team

    An independent evaluation of Contact helpline’s welfare rights project. This is a report of the independent evaluation of the Contact helpline’s welfare rights project, covering the period June 2016 to June 2018. This project was funded by the Big Lottery.

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  • Parent Carer Participation: Webinar presentation Staffing and Workforce Development

    This invaluable webinar for parent carer forums is aimed at forums who have parents or other people involved in carrying out different tasks or work on behalf of the forum. It doesn’t matter if they’re volunteers, self-employed, paid directly by the forum, paid through a host organisation or employed by the local authority or other organisation. It also covers parents representatives on strategic groups.

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