Get involved

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.

Get involved in our projects 

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation aims to improve lives for individuals with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges. One of the ways we do this is through special ‘demonstration’ projects. These try out new approaches and encourage others to learn from this work and improve their practices. 

We aim to include the views of individuals with severe learning disabilities and their family carers in all our projects.  

If you want to get involved in an existing project or find out more, or if you have a suggestion for a new area of work please contact or telephone 01634 838739 for an informal discussion. 

Have your say

We are currently looking for family carers to be involved in: 

The CBF and Tizard ‘Family Carer Research Alliance’; co-producing better research 

The Family Carer Research Alliance brings together family carers of people with a learning or developmental disability and researchers to develop and discuss research.

Find out more about the Family Carer Research Alliance

Do you want to involve families in your research project?  

The CBF supports research benefitting children and adults with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour is described as challenging. We do this by contributing to steering groups, helping with dissemination and supporting the involvement of a family carer perspective. 

With our networks and connections to over five thousand families of people with a learning disability, we are able to offer prospective research projects assistance in involving family carers. Family carers not only provide a valuable and unique perspective on your research topic but they can also be a great help in many other ways including making the language and content of information provided more appropriate and accessible; helping to ensure the method proposed for the study is acceptable and sensitive to the situations of potential research participants. At the Challenging Behaviour Foundation we want to use our strengths in partnership working with families to benefit your research. 

Find out more about involving families in research and how the CBF can help

Challenging Behaviour Charter

Challenging Behaviour Charter

The Challenging Behaviour Charter sets out the rights of the people with learning disability and the action that needs to be taken. Find out how to sign up.

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.

Volunteer with us

Volunteer with us

We’re looking for volunteers who are looking for something rewarding to do in their spare time. We are currently recruiting Local Champion volunteers!