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

    This workshop is a four hour training session, usually run with a short lunch break - 10.00 till 14.30 for example, for up to 15 participants. Target audience: Parent carer representatives from forums who are either already involved or looking to be involved in working with local health partners. This workshop focuses on participation and co-production at a strategic level and is not aimed at those wishing to seek solutions and information specifically for their own child and family.

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  • Parent Carer Participation: 2016/17 Conditions of Grant

    This grant funding agreement sets out the terms and conditions for the payment by the Secretary of State for Education of a grant to a parent carer forum.

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  • Parent Carer Participation: Grant 2016/17 discretionary grant FAQ

    In previous years, a number of forums did not claim part or all of their second grant payment, which has meant that some of that allocated central funding was not used. The discretionary grant process enables forums to access this additional amount of money.

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    • Parent Carer Participation: 2016/17 second grant payment FAQs

      Once your 2016/17 grant application was approved, a first payment of 50% of the total amount was made (in most cases this is £7,500). The second payment of 50% of the total amount is only made after your 2015/16 grant monitoring has been approved.

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    • Parent carer participation: National event flyer 2016

      Download the flyer for Contact a Family and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums' National Parent Carer Participation Event and NNPCF AGM 2016.

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    • Parent carer participation: National Event Booking Form and FAQs 2016

      Parent carer participation: National Event and National Network of Parent Carer Forums Annual General Meeting Booking Form and FAQs 2016

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    • Wandsworth workshops at a glance September - December 2016

      At a glance calendar of workshops from September - December 2016.

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    • Wandsworth Newsletter Autumn Winter 2016

      Newsletter from the Wandsworth office with the latest news, workshops and events.

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    • EHC needs assessment sample letter

      Sample letter to ask for an EHC needs assessment

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    • Parent carer participation: Safeguarding webinar Q&A

      Q&A to sit along side safeguarding webinar recording, presented by Sue North in June 2016.

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