Resource library

Browsing our library

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: Working together logo for print on coloured background low resolution

    As part of Contact’s new look and feel we have developed a new logo for parent carer forums to use on publications and other materials you produce, to show that Contact supports the work you do. You can use it next to your own logo, or wherever appropriate alongside the logos of other partners you work with.

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  • Wandsworth ebulletin February 2018

    Ebulletin for the Wandsworth 2018 - advice, information events and workshops

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  • Contact North East January 2018 Newsletter

    Our local newsletter for the North East region. Full of useful information and handy tips for families of disabled children.

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  • Group Action Pack: The role of professionals

    How professionals working with parents of disabled children who run support groups can help.

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  • Parent carer participation: Data Protection Regulations Webinar PresentationParent carer participation: Partnership working with support groups webinar presentation

    Presentation to support Partnership working with support groups webinar. This webinar demonstrates the positive benefits that support groups can bring to forums and help you to build strong partnerships, strengthened links and increased engagement. Presented by Adele Meader, Support Groups Manager for Contact and Ruth Hobbs and Tina Emery of Somerset Parent Carer Forum

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  • Parent carer participation: 10th SEND reforms implementation survey report

    In November 2017, the tenth Department for Education SEND survey was completed by local authorities and parent carer forums. Survey responses from local authorities and parent carer forums continue to identify challenges, support requirements, and highlight examples of good practice that might be replicated in other areas. Below are the summary findings of the parent carer forum survey based on an England wide response.

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  • Contact Annual Review 2016/17

    A snapshot of our impact and achievements in the last financial year, including a look at our hospitals project and an introduction to business development.

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  • Parent carer participation: Contact and NNPCF Joint Bulletin December 2017

    This edition includes a conference overview and funding news the NNPCF annual report and the NNPCF AGM.

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  • Parent carer participation: Data Protection Regulations Webinar Presentation

    Presentation to support the 'Getting ready for the new General Data Protection Regulations ' webinar recording.

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  • Parent car participation: How to join a webinar with GoToWebinar

    Step by step guide on how to join a webinar with GoToWebinar

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