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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: Discretionary grant 2018-19 FAQs

    Your forum might wish to apply for a discretionary grant in order to complete an additional piece of work, a consultation, host an event or training, buy new equipment - or something else which has arisen and is a new priority for your forum since the original grant form was submitted.


    • In Contact North West Newsletter Summer 2018

      Find out about free workshops, fundraising news and our annual survey.


    • Parent carer participation: Associate Profiles

      Profiles of the Associates supporting the Parent Carer Participation programme


    • Contact North East Spring 2018 Newsletter

      News, information and events from our North East office.


    • Parent carer participation: Changes to the 2017-18 grant monitoring form and 2018-19 grant application form processes

      Explanation of the changes to the 2017-18 grant monitoring form and 2018-19 grant application form processes


    • Parent carer participation: Terms and responsibilities of grant award - parent carer participation grant 2018-19

      Read the following information before submitting your parent carer participation grant application, as it details the terms on which the grant has been awarded. This includes your forum’s responsibilities in accepting the grant.


    • Parent carer participation: Managing your parent carer participation grant 2018-19

      In order to help you to manage your grant effectively during the course of the year, we have produced the following guide which is sent out by the grants team with the confirmation that your grant application for 2018/19 has been successful.


    • Parent carer participation: Grant spend spreadsheet 2018-19

      Spreadsheet to assist with the collation of spending during the 2018/19 grant period.


    • Parent carer participation: Grant monitoring guidance 2018-19

      Parent carer participation grant monitoring 2017/18 – guidance notes for recipients of the parent carer participation grant in 2017/18, to evidence about how the grant was spent.


    • Parent carer participation: Grant application form guidance 2018-19

      Parent carer participation grant application 2018/19 – guidance notes for parent carer forums applying for the DfE grant.