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Newsletter: North East Summer 2016
Summer 2016 edition of Contact a Family North East office quarterly newsletter
Parent carer participation: May 2016 SEND survey report
Implementation of the SEND Reforms parent carer forums survey 7. Responses in May 2016, report on the survey responses.
Parent carer participation: Safeguarding webinar presentation
Presentation to sit along side safeguarding webinar recording, presented by Sue North in June 2016.
Parent carer participation: Contact a Family and NNPCF newsletter no 29
Joint bulletin from the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) and Contact a Family. In This Issue: News, Save the Date, Grants Update, Webinars, The NNPCF, Short Breaks, Health Toolkit, Transforming Care, Learning, Participate, Partner News
Factsheet: Disability Living Allowance when your child is in hospital
The government have scrapped the rules which previously stopped Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence payments when a child is in hospital. Our factsheet explains what this means for families
Magazine: Connected Spring/Summer 2016
The Spring/Summer edition of Connected, our magazine for families with disabled children and all who work with them. Packed with stories from parents, this edition's theme celebrates the vital support families give each other.
Parent guide: NHS and caring for a disabled child - Cymru
Welsh language version. Explains the different parts of the NHS, your rights, your child’s rights and what options you might have if you are unhappy with any aspect of the NHS
Parent carer participation: Health toolkit for parent carer forums
This toolkit has been developed specifically to support parent carer participation in health commissioning at this strategic level.
Sample letter EHC assessment
2016-17 grants webinar Q&A
Q&A document from the 2016-17 grants webinar