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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: Quality Indicators for Coproduction and Inclusive Practice

    Quality Indicators to help groups, organisations and partnerships identify and develop good practice in how they work together in co-production.

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  • Parent carer participation: Case study Bristol Children’s Hospital - computerised hospital passports

    Parent carer forums worked with Bristol Children's Hospital to improve the experience of disabled children and their families of visiting hospital by developing an electronic passport.

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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: 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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  • Parent carer participation: POE guidance 2019-20 final

    Proofs of expenditure guidance 2019-20, what makes a proof of expenditure acceptable or unacceptable.

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  • Parent carer participation: Second tranche FAQs 2019-20

    Frequently asked questions (FAQ) around the DfE second tranche application process

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  • Parent carer participation: Grant spend spreadsheet

    2019-20 Excel spreadsheet to record grant spend to assist forums

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  • Parent carer participation: Grant spend spreadsheet 2018-19

    Spreadsheet to assist with the collation of spending during the 2018/19 grant period.

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  • Parent carer participation: Transforming Care Webinar presentation

    Presented by Sarah Thomas, Contact Associate and Maureen Morris Co-Chair of the NNPCF and North East Regional Representative, this webinar gives an overview of transforming care in England.

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  • 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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