Resource library

Browsing our library

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

  • Subject (for example education or benefits)
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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 application form guidance 2018-19

    Parent carer participation grant application 2018/19 – guidance notes for parent carer forums applying for the DfE grant.

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  • Parent carer participation: Proofs of Expenditure Guidance 2018-19

    Proofs of expenditure guidance to assist with managing the 2018-19 DfE grant for parent carer forums including what makes a proof of expenditure acceptable or unacceptable.

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  • North West Newsletter Spring 2018

    Information, news and events from Contact's North East team.

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  • Parent carer participation: Contact privacy notice

    Department for Education privacy notice covering the parent participation grant process

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  • Parent carer participation: Webinar presentation - Engaging the Seldom Heard: learning through shared experiences

    Webinar presentation to support recording of Webinar broadcast 'Engaging the Seldom Heard: learning through shared experiences' All Parent Carer Forums understand the need to reach further within their respective communities, but they are also aware that progress is often slow and time consuming and can be hindered by limited capacity and inhibitions about how best to reach out to groups and communities that appear closed.

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  • Parent carer participation: Contact and NNPCF Joint Bulletin March 2018

    This edition includes SEN Survey Result, Preparation for Employment Grant, News from the DfE, Grant Monitoring, Webinars and more

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  • Parent carer participation: Working together logo for web on coloured background

    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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  • Parent carer participation: Working together logo for web on white background

    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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  • Parent carer participation: Working together logo for print on coloured background high 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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  • 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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