Resource library


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 reports or newsletters)
  • Nation and language

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 guide: Money Matters Scotland - A checklist for when your child has additional needs

    A checklist of the entitlements to benefits and other financial help you may be able to get if you are the parent of a disabled child in Scotland

    480kb

  • 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.

    198kb

  • Factsheet: Botulinum toxin and hemiplegia

    Information for parents who may be offered botulinum toxin treatment for children with hemiplegia.

    178kb

  • Factsheet: GP annual health checks for children with learning disabilities

    This factsheet is for parents of a child or young person with a learning disability. It has information on GP learning disability registers and annual health checks, why they are important and how you can support your child or young person to access the services they are entitled to.

    203kb

  • Factsheet: Universal Credit - claiming for a young disabled person

    Explains when your child might be able to claim Universal Credit as a young adult and the impact this might have on any benefits that you get for them as a dependent child.

    163kb

  • Factsheet: Support with mortgage interest

    If you're on certain benefits you may be able to get help towards the interest you pay on your mortgage.

    177kb

  • Factsheet: Extra help in education for 19-25-year-olds - England

    Education options and rights to extra help for young people with special educational needs aged between 19-25 in England.

    219kb

  • Factsheet: Home to school transport - England

    Explains which children are eligible for free school transport, what sort of transport can be provided, how to apply for school transport and how to challenge a school transport decision.

    196kb

  • Factsheet: Challenging school transport decisions

    For parent groups and individual parents who want to challenge a local school transport policy. Outlines the law and local authority responsibilities.

    174kb

  • Factsheet: Practical help and support for bereaved parents

    The death of a child is a devastating loss whatever the circumstances. Our factsheet explains the practical arrangements that need to be made, as well as who can support bereaved parents and siblings.

    145kb