Challenging behaviour (SEND)

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation are a charity who work to improve the understanding of challenging behaviour for people with severe learning disabilities and to provide support and information to families and services throughout the UK.

They have been successful in winning the People's Projects vote in Meridian East region, to get National Lottery funding for family carer workshops. With the funding, they will be able to run 20 sets of challenging behaviour workshops from September 2019 for Kent carers of children or adults with learning disabilities in Kent from September 2019 for a year.

About the workshops

The workshops are suitable for family carers of people with severe learning disabilities or moderate learning disabilities and autism. The focus of the workshops will be on behaviour support for people with limited communication and independent living skills. The trainers will guide participants through the basics of positive behaviour support, how to understand their relative's behaviour and plan individualised support strategies using a mix of activities and discussions.

The workshops:

  • usually run from 10:30am to 2:30pm to fit in with the school day
  • are completed in two stages, with the second usually held a month after the first
  • have no more than 25 people in each workshop
  • are run by two trainers, one is a professional and the other a family carer.

They welcome any family members over the age of 16 to join their workshops.

Please note that the discussions and examples of support strategies would not be relevant to carers of people with mild learning disabilities, autism/Aspergers or ADHD/ADD without a learning disability.

Joining the workshop

To attend a workshop, please either email or call 01634 838739 and ask to speak to Carina.

Alternatively, if you wish to find out more about previous workshops visit the Challenging Behaviour website.