The Challenging Behaviour Foundation


We are the charity for people with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges. We’re making a difference to the lives of children and adults across the UK through:Viv Cooper and her son Daniel

  • providing information about challenging behaviour
  • peer support groups for family carers and professionals
  • supporting families by phone or email
  • running workshops to reduce challenging behaviour
  • speaking up for families nationally / campaigning

Our vision is for anyone with severe learning disabilities who displays challenging behaviour to have the same life opportunities as everyone else.

We work to improve understanding of challenging behaviour, empower families with information and support, and help others to provide better services and more opportunities.


Covid-19 Announcement

This is a challenging time for all of us, but especially if you care for a loved one with a severe learning disability and/or autism whose behaviour challenges. It is particularly difficult when faced with uncertainty, additional caring responsibilities, balancing home life, isolation and health concerns.  

If you are a family carer and need to talk to someone, our family support service remains open. We are also working hard to continue to deliver information, support and casework to families available on our Covid- 19 information page. We have also made our DVDs about behaviour that challenges available to watch online. 




We are a small team prioritising family support at this time. It may take longer for you to get a response, but we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

We hope that you and your family keep safe and well. 


Other pages

 Covid 19 - Resources from other organisations 

 Covid 19 - National guidance

 Key Covid 19 and learning disabilities news

Latest News


New! CBF Behaviour Chats and Carer Catch Ups

Email: about the Behaviour Chats or

join the Carer Catch Ups here



You can now donate to us via text


Texts cost the donation amount plus one standard rate message.  

You can also donate any whole amount between £1-£20 by texting CBF followed by the amount.

CBF 5 for £5
CBF 10 for £10 
CBF 20 for £20

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