Challenging Behaviour: what to do
The following pages give information about what should - and what should not - be done to try to manage and reduce challenging behaviour.
Positive Behaviour Support Planning is the third information sheet in a series. It is recommended that it is read alongside ‘‘Understanding Challenging Behaviour: Part 1’’ and “Finding the Causes of Challenging Behaviour: Part 2’’
This information sheet provides information about appropriate and inappropriate use of physical interventions and other restrictive practices.
This information sheet provides information about when medication should and should not be prescribed for individuals with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.
This resource contains practical information about specialist equipment for children and adults with severe learning disabilities who display behaviour described as challenging. It also lists some information to carefully consider that can help to improve safety and protect the home.
Frequently Asked Questions about Getting Behaviour Support
- this provides some answers about what local and national behaviour support is available for families.
- what you can do if there is no appropriate support available. This includes a template letter you can use to write to your local Clinical Commissioning Group.
Early Intervention Project
"We want to pave the way to an ordinary life for children with extraordinary needs. We believe that understanding the cause of challenging behaviours is the first step on that path."
Paving the Way is a joint project from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation and the Council for Disabled Children – working in partnership with families and professionals to share and promote good practice.
The Paving the Way resource is a guide to develop effective local services for children with learning disabilities whose behaviours challenge. The guide may be useful for commissioners, professionals, and families, and can be downloaded here.