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: Case study Shropshire,Telford and Wrekin new hospital build

    How two parent carer forums are working with architects and planners to make sure the new hospital meets the needs of disabled children.

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  • Parent carer participation: Payments to Parent Carers

    Payments to Parent Carers – a guide for forums to the issues that parent carer forums need to consider when reimbursing Parent Carers’ expenses, remunerating parent carers for their time including offering honorariums or gifts as a thank you. The guide was kindly produced by the Low Income Tax Reform Group (LITRG) specifically for parent carer forums.

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  • Parent carer participation: 2019 National Conference presentation KIDS CYP Participation and Synergy

    KIDS CYP (Children & Young Person) Participation and Synergy presentation from the 2019 Parent Carer Participation National Event

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  • Parent carer participation: 2019 National Conference Local Offer presentation

    Local Offer presentation from the 2019 Parent Carer Participation National Event

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  • Parent carer participation: 2019 National Conference presentation Healthwatch England

    Healthwatch England presentation from the 2019 Parent Carer Participation National Event

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  • 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: 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: 2019 National Conference presentation Intro to Parent Carer Forums

    Introduction to Parent Carer Forums presentation from the 2019 Parent Carer Participation National Event

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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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