challenging behaviour

Behaviour in Scottish schools 2012: final report

National study which is the latest in the series of Behaviour in Scottish Schools research projects and builds on previous research carried out in 2009 and 2006.

It was commissioned by the Scottish Government Education Analytical Services, on behalf of the Learning Directorate Support and Wellbeing Unit. The overall aim of the research was to provide a clear and robust picture of behaviour in publicly funded mainstream schools and of current policy and practice in relation to managing behaviour.

Supporting people with intellectual disabilities who challenge or who are ageing: a rapid review of evidence

One of a series of research reviews focussing on priorities identified through the Action Plan that supports the Executive’s response to the Bamford Review Recommendations.

The Bamford Action Plan (2009-2011) drives much-needed change in how people affected by mental health or intellectual disabilities are cared for.

When family life hurts: family experience of aggression in children

An update to Family Lives' October 2010 report, exploring an issue that has been a growing trend on helpline over the past few years: family’s experience of aggression in children. This report seeks once again to highlight this under-reported issue, adding new statistics.

Engaging with involuntary service users in social work : good practice guide

This guide is based on a research project at the University of Edinburgh which involved reviews of research on user engagement in social work. There were seminars with around 70 professionals from six Scottish local authority social work departments and practitioner-led research projects in each of these local authorities. The report was published by the University of Edinburgh Social Work department in 2009.

Supporting children with challenging behaviour through a nurture group approach

Survey which examines the use of nurture groups and related provision in a small sample of 29 infant, first and primary schools. Nurture groups are small, structured teaching groups for pupils showing signs of behavioural, social or emotional difficulties, particularly those who are experiencing disruption or distress outside of school. The survey considers what makes nurture group provision successful and evaluates the impact on the pupils and their families.

Challenging behaviour: a guide for family carers on getting the right support for children (At a glance 38)

Briefing for family carers supporting a child with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging. It will help people understand what to expect from local services.

Challenging behaviour: a guide for family carers on getting the right support for teenagers (At a glance 39)

Briefing for family carers supporting a teenager or young adult with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging, who is approaching transition to adult services. It will help people understand what to expect from local services.

Tackling antisocial behaviour in Scotland: An action framework for social housing practitioners and governing bodies

Tackling antisocial behaviour is a key activity for housing organisations across the UK. This ‘action framework’ focuses specifically on Scottish policy and practice. It uses a systematic process approach towards tackling antisocial behaviour organised in seven photocopiable core tasks. Designed to develop staff awareness, and strategic planning and monitoring, it can also form the basis of in-house training programmes.

Behaviour in schools: safe and effective intervention

This document represents a consultation on three elements: new legislation covering behaviour and discipline contained in the Education and Inspections Act 2006; revised guidance on the use of force; and new powers to search for weapons contained in the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006.