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

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.

  • Contact's Brighter Beginnings workshops: Independent evaluation report

    In 2017 we engaged independent researchers, Fiveways, to evaluate of our early years workshops (now known as Brighter Beginnings).


  • North West Newsletter Winter 2019

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


  • Example of a school complaint letter

    You can use this template letter if you want to make a formal complaint to the school about how they're supporting your child.


  • Parent carer participation: Quality Indicators for Coproduction and Inclusive Practice

    Quality Indicators to help groups, organisations and partnerships identify and develop good practice in how they work together in co-production.


  • Contact Report & Financial Statements - 2017/18

    The Trustees present their report and audited financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2018. The financial statements comply with current statutory requirements, the memorandum and articles of association and the Statement of Recommended Practice - Accounting and Reporting by Charities (2005).


  • Counting the Costs 2018 Wales report

    Research into the finances of 110 families from Wales in 2018.


  • Counting the Costs 2018 Scotland report

    Research into the finances of 281 families from Scotland in 2018.


  • Counting the Costs 2018 Northern Ireland report

    Research into the finances of 111 families from Northern Ireland in 2018.


  • Counting the Costs 2018 UK report

    Research into the finances of more than 2,700 families across the UK in 2018.


  • Parent carer participation: 2018 National Conference Amanda Batten presentation

    Presentation from the 2018 Parent Carer Participation National Event, by Amanda Batten Contact's CEO