Resource library

We produce a wide range of publications for families with disabled children and the professionals who work with them.

Browsing our library

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.

Ordering and buying print copies of our parent 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@cafamily.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.

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  • Leaflet: Volunteer parent representatives

    The help available to families through our volunteer parent representatives

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

    Flyer giving details of upcoming training for parent carer forums

    142kb

  • Parent support group affiliation scheme

    About our affiliation scheme for local parent support groups.

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  • 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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  • Introduction to participation - parent rep personal information form

    Resource relating to 'Introduction to participation' - a webinar for parent carer forums

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  • Introduction to participation - sample form to request parent rep

    Resource relating to 'Introduction to participation' - a webinar for parent carer forums.

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  • Parent carer forum grant application presentation

    Presentation related to the grant application webinar for parent carer forums.

    925kb

  • Introduction to participation - unique experience of being a parent carer

    Resource relating to 'Introduction to participation' - a webinar for parent carer forums

    316kb

  • Parent carer participation: Associate Profiles 2017

    Comprehensive profiles of associates who work with parent carer forums through the parent participation programme

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  • Parent carer participation: Annual Report 2016-17

    Strengthening the parent carer participation Annual Report 2016-17 Annual report about the experiences of parent carer forums in 2016/17

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