About the Challenging Behaviour National Strategy Group
The Challenging Behaviour National Strategy Group (CB-NSG) focuses on the needs of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities whose behaviour is described as challenging.
An estimated 27, 000 people in the UK have been given the label of challenging behaviour and over time this label has become misused. The term challenging behaviour should encourage carers and professionals to find effective ways of understanding a person’s behaviour and its underlying causes. Instead, it is often used as a diagnostic label, leading to stigmatisation and exclusion. Children and adults whose behaviour is described as challenging are often denied the right to live an ordinary life in their local community, and placed in institutional settings far away from their homes and families.
With this in mind, the Challenging Behaviour Foundation formed the CB-NSG. It is an action focused group that works together to break down the barriers to enable children and adults to get the right support to have a good life.
The CB-NSG steering group directs the work of a larger core membership. This work falls into three categories:
- Gathering of evidence about current service provision and development
- Establishing and sharing examples of best practice
- Raising awareness at all levels, from individuals and families to regional and national governments.
Core members of the CB-NSG include family carers, people with learning disabilities, representatives of a number of professional bodies, researchers, service providers and practitioners. The group is action and outcome focused and meets twice a year. For a full list of CB-NSG core members, click here.
To find out more about becoming a core or associate member, click here.
To contact the CB-NSG:
Post: CB-NSG, Challenging Behaviour Foundation, The Old Courthouse, New Road Avenue, Chatham, ME4 6BE
Tel: 01634 838739