At CBF, we have been successfully running workshops for family carers, organisations and professionals for over 12 years. All our workshops have been co-designed, co-developed and co-produced at every stage with family carers of a family member with a severe learning disability whose behaviour challenges.

Find out more about CBF’s workshops

Click on the links below to understand:

What we offer

The benefits of attending

Your frequently asked questions

Coming soon!

New workshops for professionals on Whole Family Approaches and awareness raising of trauma experienced by family carers. These are available from September 2023. To find out more email or call 01634 838739

Looking for upcoming events?

Free PBS Workshop for family carers:

Understanding Challenging Behaviour – Friday 3rd November 2023

Supporting Behaviour Change – Friday 17th November 2023

For more information or to book the workshops contact

The Jan Seamer Memorial Positive Behaviour Support workshop 

Jan was such an inspirational family carer who helped develop and deliver our workshops.

As part of Jan’s legacy, we are running a free online Positive Behaviour Support workshop for families caring for children, young people and adults with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges. Please note, this workshop is for family carers only.

The workshop is held in the spring each year. Dates will be confirmed nearer the time. Please check back in January 2024.

The workshop is delivered in 2 parts

Part 1: Understanding Challenging Behaviour

Part 2: Supporting Behaviour Change

Timings: 10am – 2.30pm

Invitation to join via Zoom link will be sent after registration.

Our workshops are friendly and non-judgemental. The workshops are delivered by a PBS trainer and a family carer co trainer, this gives a balance between theory and real life experiences. To get the most out of the workshops it is important to attend both sessions.

To register your interest, please email or telephone 01634 838739.


What we offer

What we offer

The CBF gives workshops in: ‘Understanding Challenging Behaviour’, ‘Supporting Behaviour Change’, ‘Positive Behaviour Support Awareness’, ‘Pica Awareness’ and ‘Communication and Challenging Behaviour’.

The benefits

The benefits

Positive feedback about our workshops tells us that they really benefit families and professionals, and formal evaluations have confirmed improvements in behaviour as well as in workshop attendees’ confidence and ability to respond to challenging behaviour.



Read our list of Frequently Asked Questions about who the workshops are for, on-line opportunities, duration and scheduling, how to book, and more. See also our list of useful resources.