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 helpline@contact.org.uk.

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 guide: Holidays, play and leisure

    Play and leisure for disabled children, how to get help with funds and where to find more information about taking a holiday. Plus information about arranging holidays and organisations which give grants for them.

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  • Parent carer participation: GP practice guide-making GP practices more welcoming

    Practical suggestions for GP practices to make it easier for disabled children to visit their GP.

    620kb

  • Parent carer participation: Data Protection Regulations Webinar PresentationParent carer participation: Partnership working with support groups webinar presentation

    Presentation to support Partnership working with support groups webinar. This webinar demonstrates the positive benefits that support groups can bring to forums and help you to build strong partnerships, strengthened links and increased engagement. Presented by Adele Meader, Support Groups Manager for Contact and Ruth Hobbs and Tina Emery of Somerset Parent Carer Forum

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  • Parent carer participation:parent story 'One parent's hopes for the future'

    A member of the Parent Carer Council for Cornwall talks about her her hopes for her daughters future and why she is committed to promoting parent carer participation

    215kb

  • Parent carer participation: Achievements and Challenges of parent carer forums 2015-16

    Overview of achievements and challenges of parent carer forums throughout 2015-16

    378kb

  • Support for parent carer forums: Recommended training providers for parent carer forums

    Contact details of trainers in parent carer participation supporting parent carer forums work across England.

    990kb

    • Parent carer participation: parent story 'No wrong door'

      How York's 'no wrong door' approach helped one parent find the right services for her child and led to her getting involved in her local parent carer forum.

      282kb

    • Leaflet: Volunteer parent representatives

      The help available to families through our volunteer parent representatives

      167kb

    • Parent carer participation: Flyer An introduction to parent carer participation 2014

      Flyer giving details of upcoming training for parent carer forums

      142kb

    • Parent carer participation: Strengthening Parent Carer Participation July 2014

      Report showing an update on the development of Parent Carer Participation in England. It includes information provided directly from Parent Carer Forums across England. The last year has been one of unprecedented activity for Parent Carer Forums, and parent carer representatives across England.

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