The Challenging Behaviour Foundation

c/o The Old Courthouse
New Road Avenue

Tel: (Family Support) 0845 602 7885, (General Enquiries) 01634 838739


The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) exists to demonstrate that individuals with severe learning disabilities who are described as having challenging behaviour can enjoy normal life opportunities, including home life, education and leisure, when their behaviour is properly understood and they receive appropriate individualised support. The CBF supports families, professionals and other stakeholders through education, information, research and partnership working to enable this to happen and work strategically to influence national policy and practice.

The aims of CBF are:

  • To provide information and support to parents and professionals caring for individuals with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour including individual telephone or email support, a family linking scheme and email networks.
  • To demonstrate how local service provision for individuals with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour can be improved, and to actively facilitate such provision on a national basis.
  • To highlight the needs of those with challenging behaviour and to influence policy on their behalf.
  • To promote research into challenging behaviour associated with severe learning disabilities and to disseminate the results of such research so that practical benefits are gained.

Last updated on 06/11/2013

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