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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: Case study Gloucestershire continence services

    In this case study a small group of parents worked with a commissioner, manager and lead nurse to review and improve the community continence service

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  • Parent carer participation: Grant monitoring guidance 2018-19 FINAL

    Guidance notes for forums completing the monitoring form for the 2018-19 DfE grant.

    490kb

  • Parent carer participation: Learning Disability Annual Health Checks

    Presentation to support Webinar recording of Learning Disability GP Annual Health Checks for over 14’s – why they are important, who are they for and how you can ask for one.

    4mb

  • Parent carer participation: Compass Card – accessing leisure in exchange for information in Brighton-a case study

    A case study looking at how in Brighton, Amaze provides information and support to families and collects data about families needs to assist the local authority in planning services.

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  • Parent carer participation: Webinar presentation on Transport

    Presented by Stuart Hall, Strategic Director of Wiltshire Parent Carer Council, and Kay Henry of Parent Carer Cornwall, this webinar looks at parent carer forums and transport.

    4mb

  • Parent carer participation: 2018 National Conference booking Form FAQs

    2018 National Conference booking Form FAQs, frequently asked questions and booking form for the 2018 NNPCF and Contact national event

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  • Research and reports: Parent carer participation - impact of the short break programme on the prevention of disabled children entering the looked after system 2011

    How some local areas reduced the number of children going into residential care by improving support for the family through short breaks.

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  • Parent carer participation: NNPCF 2018 Annual Report

    National Network of Parent Carer Forums end of year report

    4mb

  • Parent carer participation: Changes to the 2017-18 grant monitoring form and 2018-19 grant application form processes

    Explanation of the changes to the 2017-18 grant monitoring form and 2018-19 grant application form processes

    558kb

  • Parent carer participation: SEND Support – what does it mean for your children Webinar presentation

    Presented by Alex Grady, Education Development Officer, nasen, Whole School SEND project officer.

    648kb