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.

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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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  • Briefing paper: Universal Credit and disabled children, March 2017

    A briefing paper explaining how Universal Credit will leave most families with disabled children worse off.

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  • Parent carer participation: Budget spreadsheet 2016-17

    Spreadsheet to assist parent carer forums with managing their grant spending through the financial year 2017-18

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  • Parent carer participation: Terms and Responsibilities of grant award - parent carer participation grant 2017-18

    Document outlining the terms and responsibilities of the Department for Education grant award for parent carer forums.

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  • Parent carer participation: Proofs of expenditure guidance 2017-18

    Guidance around what makes a proof of expenditure acceptable or unacceptable, when accounting for your 17-18 grant spend

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  • Parent carer participation: Monitoring form guidance 2016-17

    Guidance notes to support grant monitoring 2016-17 for parent carer forums.

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  • Parent carer participation: Managing your Parent Carer Participation Grant 2017-18

    Managing your Parent Carer Participation Grant and other useful tips to help you manage the day-to-day running of your forum.

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  • Parent carer participation: Guidance to complete the grant application form 2017-18

    Grant application form guidance notes for 2017-18 grant for parent carer forums.

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  • Family support census - results presentation

    Between May - July 2005, nearly 2,000 people completed our survey on access to support for families with disabled children. The results of the survey, presented here, include key findings on waiting times and support beyond family and friends.

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  • Wandsworth workshops January - April 2017

    A summary of workshops and drop ins from January - April 2017

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  • Newsletter Wandsworth January 2017

    Local and national news, events and updates, workshops and drop-ins, and family work.

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