Resource library

We produce a wide range of publications for families with disabled children and the professionals who work with them.

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  • Contact a Family's training and consultancy brochure

    Training and consultancy services from Contact a Family.


  • Parent carer participation: Parent Carer Participation Team contacts

    Contact details for the Parent Carer Participation Team


  • Transition assessment letter

    Our template letter you can use to ask for an assessment of your child when they are transitioning to adult care services.


  • Factsheet: Universal Credit - the essentials

    Universal Credit is a new benefit which is replacing most of the existing means-tested benefits for people of working age. Our factsheet explains what it means for families with disabled children.


  • Parent carer participation: Data security update for forums

    In light of the news over the weekend that many organisations, NHS Trusts and businesses have suffered a cyber attack we have collated some information and tips that forums may find useful. This is not intend to be exhaustive but we hope you find it a useful starting point.


  • Contact a Family response to draft exclusion guidance 2017

    Our response to the Department for Education's March 2017 consultation on changes to the statutory guidance on the exclusion of pupils in England.


  • Parent carer participation: Webinar presentation 'Developing your region' for parent carer forums

    Presentation to support webinar recording 'Developing your region' for parent carer forums - Presented by Mrunal Sisodia, East of England NNPCF Rep and Kulwinder Bola Chair of Luton Forum and the East of England region.


  • Factsheet: Universal Credit and disabled children

    About the new benefit Universal Credit, and how it affects families with disabled children.


  • Newsletter: North East Spring 2017

    Spring 2017 edition of Contact a Family North East office quarterly newsletter


  • Parent Carer Participation: Grant monitoring and applications Webinar Q&A

    Q&A document that supports webinar resource tells you and your forum all you need to know about the revisions to the 2017/18 grant application and monitoring process, including.