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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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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  • Sample letter EHC assessment

  • 2016-17 grants webinar Q&A

    Q&A document from the 2016-17 grants webinar


  • Terms and responsibilities of grant award

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


  • Briefing paper: Universal credit and cuts to the disabled child element (April 2016)

    This briefing paper outlines Contact a Family's view on the implications of Universal Credit on families with disabled children.


  • Newsletter: North East Office Spring 2016

    All the latest news and events from Contact a Family North East.


    • North East Office Registration Form

      If you would like to receive free copies of the Contact a Family regional newsletter and regular email bulletins, please add your details to this form.


    • Parent carer participation: May 2016 SEND Survey 7

      Word version of the parent carer forum SEND Survey 7 May 2016 to assist with consultation. This survey ties in with the Local Authority survey sent out by the Department for Education.


    • Tales from the East

      Presentation on regional participation working from the East of England that was given at the 2015 Annual Parent Carer Participation Conference.


    • Parent carer forum grant monitoring presentation

      Presentation related to grant monitoring webinar for parent carer forums


    • Parent carer forum grant application presentation

      Presentation related to the grant application webinar for parent carer forums.