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.

  • Parent carer participation: Annual Review 2017-18

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


  • Evaluation report executive summary: Contact welfare rights team

    Executie summary of an independent evaluation of Contact helpline’s welfare rights project, covering the period June 2016 to June 2018. This project was funded by the Big Lottery.


  • Evaluation report: Contact welfare rights team

    An independent evaluation of Contact helpline’s welfare rights project. This is a report of the independent evaluation of the Contact helpline’s welfare rights project, covering the period June 2016 to June 2018. This project was funded by the Big Lottery.


  • Parent Carer Participation: Webinar presentation Staffing and Workforce Development

    This invaluable webinar for parent carer forums is aimed at forums who have parents or other people involved in carrying out different tasks or work on behalf of the forum. It doesn’t matter if they’re volunteers, self-employed, paid directly by the forum, paid through a host organisation or employed by the local authority or other organisation. It also covers parents representatives on strategic groups.


  • Parent carer participation: Webinar presentation on Transport

    Presented by Stuart Hall, Strategic Director of Wiltshire Parent Carer Council, and Kay Henry of Parent Carer Cornwall, this webinar looks at parent carer forums and transport.


  • Contact's compliments and complaints form

    This is the form to use when making a formal compliment or complaint about any aspect of Contact's service.


  • In Contact Wandsworth newsletter - October 2018

    Latest news and events from Contact's office in Wandsworth.


  • Contact North West Newsletter Autumn 2018

    News and local events from Contact North West.


  • Lewisham Newsletter Autumn 2018

    All the latest news and events from Contact Lewisham.


  • Co-production and Campaigning: parent carer forums and local and national campaign groups

    We've produced these guidelines to explain how Contact supports campaign groups and parent carer forums, and to help parent carer forums find ways to work with local campaign groups