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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: 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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  • 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: 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: 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: 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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  • 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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  • Parent carer participation: 2019 National Contact and NNPCF Conference Booking Form

    Booking information and frequently asked questions for the 9th National Contact and NNPCF Parent Carer Participation Conference. Including information on who the event is aimed at, how to book your place, information about travel and accommodation etc.

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  • Parent guide: Concerned about your child

    A description of the roles of professionals who maybe involved in your child's care.Who can help if you have concerns about your child's speech, feeding, co-ordination, teeth, toilet training, learning, behaviour or sleep.

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  • Parent guide: Helping your child sleep

    Why disabled children can have sleep problems, with practical ideas on how to help your child to sleep better.

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  • Parent carer participation: Grant monitoring form and grant application form and grant application form changes 2019-20 final

    Changes to the 2018-19 grant monitoring form and 2019-20 grant application form processes - a brief explanation of the changes to the grant forms 2019-20 for parent carer forums applying for the DfE grant

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