Challenging behaviour in children can be very distressing, leading to family stress and anxiety and in some cases family breakdown. Findings show that around thirty percent of children with challenging behaviour are diagnosed with Autism or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Support for these children and families is offered once these children are diagnosed but this means for those seventy percent of children with no diagnosis there is no support for available for them and their families.
Therefore the NHS in Lancashire is working to provide a new Challenging Behaviour Service that will help children, their families and/or carers.
In order for us to have the best service possible, we are currently looking for feedback across Lancashire with regards to families and carers and their experiences from the onset of their child experiencing challenging behaviour. Please click on the link below and take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us shape this service.