CBF Local Champions raise awareness of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, challenging behaviour, and related issues. The CBF is a small charity, so having a national network of dedicated Local Champion volunteers means we can reach families all over the country.
Who are Local Champions?
Local Champions are CBF volunteers, who have taken our 4-day training to understand challenging behaviour, supporting behaviour change, and the work of the CBF. All of our Local Champions are family carers, and look after someone with severe learning disabilities whose behaviours challenge.
What do Local Champions do?
"Whilst volunteering with the CBF I have attended parent/carer support groups to talk about the work of the CBF, and regularly represent the CBF at local events. The CBF always provide me with all the resources that I need and there is never ever any pressure on me to attend a set number of events. I have really enjoyed being able to share with other parent/carers and professionals some of the struggles we have had but more importantly how we have been able to move forward and overcome these."
Sarah, Local Champion
What could a Local Champion do for you? Our volunteers use their skills and interests to make the role their own, but some examples are:
- Representing the CBF at a conference you are organising
- Talking to people in your group or organisation about how the CBF can support them
- Giving out CBF publicity and information resources to parents and professionals at your event
- Showing CBF films to a group you run, for example our short film about good support - Everybody Matters
How can I become a Local Champion?
How can I contact my Local Champion?
Our Local Champions are volunteers and not office-based and they don't have direct contact details, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org.