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Our parent guides and factsheets

We produce a series of guides and factsheets on all aspects of raising a disabled child.

You can browse and download the parent guides in our library or download a publications list [PDF].

  • Parent carer participation: NNPCF & Contact Virtual Confence flyer 2020

    Flyer for the NNPCF & Contact Virtual Confence 2020. Given the events of 2020 we have made the decision to hold this year’s annual conference for Parent Carer Forums virtually.

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  • Factsheet: Ankle foot orthoses for children with hemiplegia

    Explains why children with hemiplegia may be offered ankle foot orthoses, and what types may be available.

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  • Parent carer participation: Joint Bulletin Important funding news from Contact and the NNPCF February 2020

    Contact and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) produce a joint parent carer participation newsletter. This newsletter contains key information about the development of parent carer participation, information about important changes across health services, special education and social care in England, news for local forums, the latest news from the NNPCF and opportunities for forums to participate. Including; The first news of 2020 DfE Grant Webinars Seldom Heard toolkit Fledglings Strategic Health Lead recruitment Healthwatch and Forums – National Event and new resources around joint working Forum participation stories NNPCF C.I.C.

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  • Parent carer participation: Joint Bulletin An update from Contact about Covid-19 March 2020

    Contact and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) produce a joint parent carer participation newsletter. This newsletter contains key information about the development of parent carer participation, information about important changes across health services, special education and social care in England, news for local forums, the latest news from the NNPCF and opportunities for forums to participate. Including; Government guidance on maintaining educational provision Coronavirus and welfare benefits What does the emergency Coronavirus bill mean for disabled children? Our Fledglings shop remains open COVID-19 and families with disabled children – resources to help

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  • Parent carer participation: Joint Bulletin Important funding news from Contact and the NNPCF May 2020

    Contact and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) produce a joint parent carer participation newsletter. This newsletter contains key information about the development of parent carer participation, information about important changes across health services, special education and social care in England, news for local forums, the latest news from the NNPCF and opportunities for forums to participate. Including; What's New? DfE Grant - webinar and web chat Community Matters Contact's core offer to forums Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus Survey - life in lockdown NEW Closed Facebook page for families with disabled Children Free workshops

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  • Parent carer participation: Joint Bulletin News from Contact and the NNPCF July 2020

    Contact and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) produce a joint parent carer participation newsletter. This newsletter contains key information about the development of parent carer participation, information about important changes across health services, special education and social care in England, news for local forums, the latest news from the NNPCF and opportunities for forums to participate. Including; National Co-production Week: Co-production in a changing world. DFE grant - second payment applications Webinars CiC forum assistance programme Parent carer forum work shortlisted for prestigious award Contact Support for families Working to reduce inequalities

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  • Newsletter: In Contact Ealing July 2020

    All the latest news, events and information from our team in Ealing.

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  • Newsletter: In Contact Ealing March 2020

    All the latest news, events and information from our team in Ealing.

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  • Parent carer participation: Grants Second tranche FAQs 2020-21

    Frequently Asked Questions around the DfE grants second tranche of applications for parent carer forums. Parent Carer Participation 2020‐21 ‐ second grant payment FAQs

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  • Parent carer participation: Grant 2020-21 – discretionary grant Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions regarding the 2020-21 discretionary grant application process. The 2020‐21 regional discretionary grant process is now open. We will let forums know when individual forums can make discretionary applications. Priority will initially be given to regional discretionary grants as they will benefit more forums, until there is sufficient confirmed 2019‐20 underspend in the discretionary grant pot.

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