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Projects and research

The CBF aims to improve lives for individuals with severe learning disabilities who display behaviour that challenges through our project work, using new approaches and encouraging others to learn from this work and improve their practices.

Get involved

We’ve undertaken a large number of projects and research studies with the aim of improving lives for individuals with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges.

See how you can participate in some of our current projects and research studies

Our projects

We’ve grouped our projects into:

  • Support and services
  • Changing poor practice
  • Valuing individuals and their families
  • Early years and early intervention
  • Data and evidence
  • Rights and advocacy

Click on the links below to find out more about our project and research work, both past and present.

Our projects and research

Click on the titles below to visit each page. You can get a brief summary of each page by clicking on the downwards arrow.

The CBF aims to include the views of individuals with severe learning disabilities and their family carers in all our projects. Find out how you can participate.

Read about our projects and research, both past and present, relating to support and services. Projects include 'Getting it right', the 'New normal' survey, and 'Trauma AID research'.

Read about our projects and research, both past and present, relating to changing poor practice. Projects include the 'NHSE Trauma Collaborative', and our work on medication.

Read about our projects and research, both past and present, relating to valuing individuals and their families. Projects include 'Seldom Heard', and other research studies.

Read about our projects and research, both past and present, relating to early intervention. Projects include Paving the Way, and the Cumbria early intervention project.

Read about the 'Evidence Seminar: Children and young people with learning disabilities whose behaviours challenge.'

Read about our projects and research relating to rights and advocacy, including the Sustainable Hub of Innovative Employment for people with Complex Needs (SHIEC) and the Medway Advocacy Project.

News

News

The CBF writes topical articles regularly and produces three newsletters a year, providing opinion and resources for families and professionals.

Professionals' Email Network

Professionals' Email Network

The CBF operates an email network for professionals working in the field of challenging behaviour associated with severe learning disabilities.

Transforming Care - history and future

Transforming Care - history and future

This page askes the question 'What is Transforming Care?' It includes a summary of the history of Transforming Care, and details of how the CBF has been involved.