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: Annual Review 2017-18

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

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  • Parent guide: Feeding and eating

    Why disabled children may have problems with feeding/eating with practical ideas on what helps.

    256kb

  • Parent guide: Fathers

    Practical information for fathers of disabled children, with shared experiences of other fathers.

    604kb

  • 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.

    603kb

  • 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.

    534kb

  • Parent guide: Childcare for families with disabled children - how to access free childcare for two to four-year-olds

    A guide on your rights to free childcare for disabled children, with template letters on how to challenge decisions if your access to free childcare has been denied.

    478kb

  • Parent carer participation: GP practice guide-making GP practices more welcoming

    Practical suggestions for GP practices to make it easier for disabled children to visit their GP.

    536kb

  • Parent carer participation: Participation Team contact details

    Contact details of the parent carer participation team, including Regional Advisers, Management, Grants team and support staff

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  • 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.

    695kb

  • Parent carer participation: Contact privacy notice

    Department for Education privacy notice covering the parent participation grant process

    273kb