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  • Newsletter: E Bulletin West Midlands Spring 2017

    Spring 2017 E bulletin for Contact A Family West Midlands


  • Newsletter: E bulletin East Midlands Spring 2017

    Spring 2017 E bulletin for Contact a Family East Midlands


  • Parent Carer Participation: Transforming Care Webinar Presentation

    Presentation supporting Webinar: Transforming Care for children and young people with learning disabilities, autism or both. Presented by Mary Busk, NNPCF Steering Group member for London, and Sue North, the children’s social care and education adviser for the Transforming Care programme.


  • Parent Carer Participation: Department for Education 0-25 Special Education Needs and Disability Unit January 2017 newsletter

    Newsletter focusing on: New funding for SEND support in 2017-18 Headlines from the Autumn 2016 Implementation Surveys Monthly data collection - finalising Transfer Reviews for existing statements of SEN Naming of colleges/post-school placements in EHC plans by 31st March Lenehan Review - Views sought ahead of Review of Residential Special Education Publication of recent and upcoming reports The Youth Sport Trust - Play Unified Campaign The Young People's Advisory Group (FLARE) Making Participation Work conference by Council for Disabled Children and KIDS Whole School SEND Summit 2017 Supporting children and young people with life-limiting conditions New resources available now


  • Parent Carer Participation: Parent carer forum SEND Survey summary report Nov 16

    Summary findings of the parent carer forum survey based on an England-wide response to the November 2016 eighth Department for Education SEND survey. This was carried out with local authorities and parent carer forums to establish how the ongoing implementation of the SEND reforms is faring in their local areas just over two years into the new SEND legislation.


  • Newsletter: North East January 2017

    Regional newsletter of Contact a Family North East.


  • Research and reports: Contact a Family Awards 2017

    Stories from the 21 shortlisted finalists at our first ever awards ceremony for families with disabled children, and those who work with them.


  • Health webinar Q&A document

    Question and answer document relating to Contact a Family webinar 'First steps towards understanding the health system'


  • 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.