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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You can search for a keyword or use filters to browse our library. Resources are organised by subject (for example education or benefits), type (for example parent guides or newsletters), nation and language.

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  • Factsheet: Introduction to the Children and Families Act 2014 - England

    This factsheet is an introduction to part three of the Children and Families Act 2014, where the law for children and young people with special educational needs is set out.

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  • Parent guide: Getting social care services when your child has additional needs - England

    Getting social care services when your child has additional needs - England explains the rights of you and your child to get practical support at home from social work departments, and what you can do if you are not happy with the support your child is receiving.

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  • Disabled Students' Allowance reforms (England)

    Paper on government proposals to reform Disabled Students’ Allowances in England.

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    • Parent guide: Money Matters - a checklist when your child has additional needs

      A checklist of the entitlements to benefits and other financial help you may be able to get if you are the parent of a disabled child in England, Scotland and Wales.

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    • Leaflet : Guidance on the top children and familes bill myths - part 2

      Part two of guidance for parents of disabled children. Put together by experts this guidance dispells the 'myths' that parents hear about the children and families billl and the changes to special educational needs in England.

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    • Leaflet: Guidance on the children and familes bill myths - part one

      Part one of guidance for parents of disabled children. Put together by experts this guidance dispells the 'myths' that parents hear about the children and families billl and the changes to special educational needs in England.

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    • Parent Guide: Stepping Stones information handbook for Sutton parents of children with additional needs

      Information directory of services for parents of disabled children in Sutton.

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    • Parent guide: Living without a diagnosis

      Guide for parents whose child has a learning difficulty or health problem, but do not know its cause. It includes information about getting a diagnosis, and how to access help and support.

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    • Parent guide: Living with a rare condition

      Guide for parents whose child has a rare condition, including why rare conditions are sometimes hard to diagnose, how to access medical information, help and support, and a section on getting involved in research.

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    • Poster: Developmental delay milestones

      The printed version of our parent guide on global developmental delay (GGD) contains this pull out poster showing important milestones in a child’s development. If your child does not reached these milestones by the ages shown, and has not been diagnosed, it is advisable to talk your health visitor or GP.

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