The CBF writes topical articles regularly and produces three newsletters a year, providing opinion and resources for families and professionals.
Consult our complete range of information sheets and webpages in the information and guidance section
Investing in early intervention: Why we should intervene early to support children with learning disabilities and their families, with examples from practice showing how it can be done
The Early Intervention report highlights how and why we should intervene early with targeted support for children with learning disabilities and their families.
The report was produced in collaboration with Cerebra, Mencap, University of Warwick and the Council for Disabled Children.
Paving the Way: How to develop effective local services for children with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges
The Paving the Way report describes how to develop effective local services for children with learning disabilities and behaviours described as challenging. It includes examples of good practice, outcomes and costings, and advice on how to develop evidence-based local services.
Tools to Develop Local Pathways for Children and Young People
This resource by the CBF and the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) focuses on how commissioners can develop effective local pathways for children and young people with learning disabilities or who are autistic and whose behaviour challenges. It includes practical support, tools, and advice on how to develop these pathways.
Well matched and skilled staff – Adults
This pamphlet has been produced as a guide for professionals who commission services for adults with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges.
Well matched and skilled staff – Children and young people
This pamphlet has been produced as a guide for professionals who commission services for children and young people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges.
Commissioning advocacy services for individuals with severe learning disabilities
This pamphlet has been produced as a guide for professionals who commission advocacy for individuals with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges.
As part of the Valuing People Now delivery plan “Developing Better Commissioning for individuals with behaviour that challenging services – a scoping exercise” has been published by the Tizard Centre, University of Kent and The Challenging Behaviour Foundation.
The research identifies key findings from interviews conducted with commissioners and family carers and makes a number of recommendations.
A Guide for Advocates
A very practical tool from the CBF for both professional advocates and family carers advocating on behalf of their family member. This resource aims to provide a practical tool for advocates in supporting a person with behaviour described as challenging, to enable them to exercise their rights to the same life opportunities as everyone else.