We support people who engage in challenging behaviour.
What is Challenging Behaviour?
Challenging Behaviour is described as “challenging when it is of such intensity, frequency or duration as so to threaten the quality of life and/or the physical safety of the individual or others and is likely to lead to responses that are restrictive, aversive or result in exclusion.” (Unified Approach 2007)
The mcch Positive Behaviour Support Team
mcch created its Positive Behaviour Support Team in 2011 and has three specialist qualified staff.
What do we do?
We provide advice and support to mcch services, staff, families/carers, people we support, professionals and other organisations. Download our brochure for more information.
We can assist in finding out why an individual engages in the behaviour(s) that they do and develop appropriate interventions to reduce its occurrence. Interventions are generally proactive and consider changes to environments, teaching skills and other specialist approaches. Such strategies may take time to become effective.
We also provide training for staff of other social care providers. Contact the team for further information.
How do we work?
By collecting a range of information from records, interviews with those who best know the individual and through direct observations, we can identify factors that most likely precede or follow behavioural occurrence.
Our work focuses upon developing the skills and understanding of those who provide direct support and improving the overall quality of life for the individuals who challenge.
We facilitate specialist training around Positive Behaviour Support, autism and PROACT-SCIPr-UK®. This is to make sure that staff have the expertise to support individuals to recognise behavioural cues, manage environments, identify why individuals challenge and respond appropriately and safely when using physical interventions.
We are part of the Kent Challenging Behaviour Network – (http://kcbn.org.uk) a resource that shares information and good practice for those working with individuals who have learning disabilities and exhibit challenging behaviour.