Other behaviours (e.g. spitting, smearing, repetitive rocking stripping off , running away)
How can the Challenging Behaviour Foundation help? We provide information,and support to families and professionals and we are committed to driving change to ensure that people with severe learning disabilties whose behaviour is described as challenging and their families can live happy and active lives in their community with access to healthcare, employment, leisure and education. Behaviour described as challenging can have a significant impact, not only on the individual with learning disabilities themselves, but also family and friends caring for that person. We provide support networks to enable families to share experiences with other families who have been in your shoes. We believe that family carers should be supported in their role, and that professionals should view families as experts on their relative and work in partnership with them to ensure that they receive good quality, local support. We know that there are 30,000 people in the UK with a severe learning disability whose behaviour can challenge.
he CBF and the CDC announce the launch of ‘Paving the Way’The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) and the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) are today announcing the launch of a website called ‘Paving the Way.’ The website aims to provide families, professionals, staff, and commissioners with information about how to reduce challenging behaviour and to improve the wellbeing of children with learning disabilities. www.pavingtheway.works This website is a result of the Early Intervention Project – a joint project, now in its third year, between the CBF and the CDC. The project has centred on helping families who are raising children with learning disabilities whose behaviour may be described as challenging to get the right information and support early on. The ‘Paving the Way’ website aims to collate all the information and resources that the project has generated in one easy-to-navigate site. Resources on the website include stories about what families have found helpful, case studies and examples of good practice to inspire commissioners and professionals to develop better services, as well as other tools, information, and resources. The site also contains a blog which we will be updating regularly with new project information, new resources, and developments on a national level around early intervention. Today also sees the launch of a set of resources for family carers on Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), developed in partnership with the PBS Academy. PBS is the best evidenced method of supporting people with learning disabilities whose behaviours are described as challenging, yet families carers are not always given information about PBS and are very rarely offered training. This resource aims to equip family carers with some of the information and tools they may need and to signpost to further support.