National Meetings:

The Challenging Behaviour- National Strategy Group (CB-NSG) holds two national meetings each year.

The latest national meeting of the CB-NSG was held in October 2020.


To find out more about past meetings click here where you can read a summary of each meeting with links to presentations, action plans and other relevant information. 

Steering Group Meetings:

The National Strategy Group has a steering group which plans and co-ordinates the work of the group. The steering group is chaired by the Challenging Behaviour Foundation.

The steering group are (alphabetical order):

  • Christine Burke, Senior Development Manager, Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
  • Coral Gassama, Adult Policy Manager, Challenging Behaviour Foundation 
  • Dan Scorer, Senior Campaigns & Policy Manager, Mencap
  • Dave Williams, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Salford Learning Disability Service
  • David Congdon, CBF Advisor
  • Mary Spence, Policy Officer, Challenging Behaviour Foundation
  • Emma Corris, Policy and Information Intern, Challenging Behaviour Foundation
  • Peter Baker, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Peter McGill, Co-Director, Tizard Centre University of Kent
  • Sue Carmichael, CBF Advisor
  • Sue TurnerIndependent Advisor
  • Theresa Joyce, Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities, British Psychological Society
  • Vivien Cooper, CEO, Challenging Behaviour Foundation (Chair)

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