What is the aim of the project?
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) and the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) want to see better outcomes and a better quality of life for children with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges.
To help achieve this we:
- work in partnership with families and experts to better understand the current situation.
- learn from and influence national policy, guidance and research that impacts on early intervention for children with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges.
- promote the use of local evidence-based early intervention (including Positive Behaviour Support)
- develop and disseminate resources which aim to improve services and support for children and their families.
All children want to be able to do things they are interested in, to go to school, and take part in things they enjoy like sports and activities. But, children with learning disabilities are often not given the help they need to do these things.
Sometimes this is because their behaviour is challenging to the people around them, and people don’t really know how to respond to it. Children with learning disabilities are more likely to show challenging behaviour than children without learning disabilities, because they find it harder to communicate their needs.
The ‘well-trodden path’ is a path children end up on all too often.
THE WELL-TRODDEN PATH