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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 NHSE presentation

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

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  • Parent carer participation:personal experience Birmingham children's hospital Harry's story

    How Harry and his family had a better experience when visiting hospital, after changes were made to how hospital staff supported children who have a learning disability and their families.

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  • 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: Health services for disabled children and young people

    The roles of different health professionals in supporting disabled children, and information to support health professionals in coordinating care on commonly presenting issues.

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  • 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.

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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: GP practice guide-making GP practices more welcoming

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

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  • Parent carer participation: Local Area Inspections webinar presentation

    This webinar is led by representatives from CQC/Ofsted, DfE, and the SEND Adviser team and provides an opportunity for Parent Carer Forums to hear more about the SEND inspection process.

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  • Parent carer participation: Using the media to reach more parent carers Webinar presentation

    Presentation to support Webinar recording 'Using the media to reach more parent carers and amplify your forum’s message' delivered by Elaine Bennett – Press & Comms Manager at Contact and Richard Hobbs Communications lead at NNPCF and Steering group member at Somerset Parent Carer Forum.

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  • Parent carer participation: Using technology to Support Forum Activity Webinar presentation

    Using technology to Support Forum Activity Webinar recording Presented by Ruth Hobbs from Somerset Parent Carer Forum.

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