Resource Library

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

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  • Parent Carer Participation: ‘Working Together’ health participation workshop flyer

    Health Workshop for Forums ready to be delivered now! Commissioned by Contact a Family in response to concerns raised about participation in the health system following the reforms, contact a family is offering this bespoke workshop led by two of our experienced consultants. This workshop will look at national and local health issues, help to clarify the role and contribution of forums and provide a framework for future action.


    • Annual Accounts 2015/16

      Contact a Family's reports and financial statements - for the year ended 31 March 2016.


    • Parent carer participation: Contact a Family and NNPCF December 2016 Joint Bulletin

      December 2016 edition of the Contact a Family and NNPCF Joint Bulletin for parent carer forums


    • Contact a Family Annual Review 2015/16

      Our annual review gives a snapshot of the work we do and successes we have achieved for families during the financial year 2015/16. If you have any questions about our work please contact us on 020 7608 8700 or email


    • Magazine: Connected Autumn/Winter 2016

      Our magazine for families with disabled children and all who work with them. Packed with stories from parents, this edition's theme celebrates the amazing achievements of parents and families, no matter how big or small.


    • North West Newsletter Autumn 2016

      This is the quarterly newsletter for parents of disabled children and professionals who work with them in the north west area. It contains local information, news and events in the area.


    • Contact a Family and NNPCF conference blog

      A blog post on the 2016 joint national parent carer participation conference


    • CQC and Ofsted inspections webinar handout

      Handout related to webinar 'CQC and Ofsted inspections'


    • Contact a Family Cumbria General Information Leaflet

      A general information leaflet giving you details of Contact a Family in Cumbria and the information and services available to parent/carers.


    • CQC and Ofsted inspections webinar presentation

      Presentation slides related to the CQC and Ofsted inspections webinar for parent carer forums.