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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  • 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