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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 carer participation: NNPCF Annual Report 2018-19

    NNPCF National Network of Parent Carer Forums Annual Report 2018-19 Introduction A snapshot of the year Our work Listening Priorities Partners Feedback Regional reports Looking forward

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  • Research and reports: Parent support group survey 2012

    Report into the value of parent support groups, as well as what can help keep local support groups going for parents of disabled children in Wales.

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  • Parent carer participation: Improving wheelchair and transport services Southend- a case study

    Parent carer forums worked with the NHS to develop a wheelchair service that met family’s needs and help monitor the service to make sure it met families needs.

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  • Research and reports: How parent participation and parent carer forums leads to better outcomes for disabled children, young people and their families 2011

    Outlines how the development of parent carer participation supports the government’s aims to move towards a ‘big society’, and helps local areas to meet their statutory duties to involve and consult with parents and carers of disabled children

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  • 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.

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  • Parent carer participation: Local Area Inspections webinar presentation

    This webinar is led by representatives from CQC/Ofsted, DfE, and the SEND Adviser team and provides an opportunity for Parent Carer Forums to hear more about the SEND inspection process.

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  • 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.

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  • Research and reports: Report into parent carer forums involvement in shaping health services

    Report from survey of parent carer forums from across England about their involvement in improving health services and experience of working with LINks.

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  • Parent carer participation: Case study Peterborough Family Voice working with LINk

    How the parent carer forum in Peterborough improved the patient experience for disabled children while in hospital and worked with other community groups through their LINk to improve access to hydrotherapy for children and adults.

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  • Parent carer participation: Using technology to Support Forum Activity Webinar presentation

    Using technology to Support Forum Activity Webinar recording Presented by Ruth Hobbs from Somerset Parent Carer Forum.

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