Due to COVID-19 we are not able to send out any resources at this time. If you are a family carer in need of support then please contact our helpline.

All our information sheets are available to download. If you need specific help relating to the COVID-19 pandemic please see our information here: Guidance for Families.


Professional Email Network

You may at times need help or advice supporting an individual with severe learning disability and challenging behaviour. If that is the case, the Challenging Behaviour Foundation operates an email network for professionals working in the field of challenging behaviour associated with severe learning disabilities.  Whether you are seeking information or have knowledge and expertise that you are willing to share, we look forward to hearing from you.

The email network is primarily a discussion forum. All questions asked and responses received are circulated anonymously.


The Challenging Behaviour Foundation Professionals’ Email Network is for professionals working in the field of challenging behaviour associated with severe learning disabilities.

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation Professionals’ Email Network is unmoderated. This decision was reached after consultation with network members who overwhelmingly felt that an unmoderated network enables discussion of issues which allows practitioners to consider alternative views. The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) would like to encourage members to highlight any responses which they feel constitute unacceptable practice. To remind members that the network is unmoderated replies received from network members will be circulated with the following message: “Please note the Challenging Behaviour Foundation Professional’s Email Network is unmoderated. The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation.”

The email network is primarily a discussion forum. The CBF may occasionally circulate emails about events, research projects and job vacancies.

How does the network operate?

1.) Your e-mail address will be added to our database and used to create a challenging behaviour professionals’ network account. In order to avoid network emails being identified as spam, please add network@thecbf.org.uk to your list of “safe contacts”.

2.) As a member of the network you will have the opportunity to contact other professionals via the CBF with any specific questions you may have. If you have a question please e-mail it to the network co-ordinator: network@thecbf.org.uk

3.) You are under no obligation to reply to questions. However if you have a response to a question please e-mail the network co-ordinator: network@thecbf.org.uk

4.) All questions asked and responses received by network members will be anonymised including contact details except for the professional title, which you are asked to supply. Network members have requested that questions and responses be accompanied by the individual’s professional title.

5.) All questions and responses are circulated to all network members by the network co-ordinator. On average we circulate two emails a week.


By submitting this form you agree that the information is accurate and that you are happy for us to hold this information on file and to contact you again in the future.  The information you share with us will be held on a secure database and used for the purpose of administering the CBF Email Network.  We do not share or sell our data to any third party.  You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing network@thecbf.org.uk

If you are having difficulty viewing the form, click here (this will take you to Survey Monkey which is a third party website to complete the form). 

If you would prefer to download the form and send it via email to network@thecbf.org.uk, please click here for an application form.


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