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About the Challenging Behaviour Foundation

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) is the only UK charity focussed on the needs of people with a severe learning disability whose behaviours challenge and those who support them. There are three strands to our work:

1. Information and support: Developing and sharing a range of accessible, practical information and resources to equip and empower families and professionals, promoting early intervention and prevention, supporting families whose relatives are at risk, and providing casework to families in complex situations.

2. Campaigning and influencing: Informed by our family support work, this strategic work focusses on ensuring that children and adults with severe learning disabilities who display behaviour described as challenging, and their families are included, engaged and represented in policy and practice at a national, local and individual level.

3. Promoting best practice: There is a range of evidence and practice that demonstrates how children, young people and adults with severe learning disabilities who display behaviour described as challenging can be supported to have a good quality of life within their local community. The CBF is committed to actively sharing and promoting evidence-based best practice, including working with researchers and practitioners.

This guide is aimed at family carers, professionals and support staff across health, education and social care caring for children or adults with severe learning disabilities (or moderate learning disabilities and autism) who display behaviour described as challenging.

For more information call 01634 838739 or email


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