How to deal with challenging behaviour in children

Access Skills provides comprehensive support to individuals undertaking any of their care sector training programmes. Our team often find sharing experiences and care tips that they have picked up from speaking to our learners to be a positive part of their jobs, and something Access Skills encourages.

According to the NHS, a person’s behaviour can be defined as “challenging” if it puts them or those around them (such as their carer) at risk, or leads to poorer quality of life.

Challenging behaviour can include: aggression, self-harm, destructiveness, and disruptiveness.

As a carer, it is important to try to understand why the person you look after is behaving in this way. If you can recognise the early warning signs, you may be able to prevent behavioural outbursts. For example, some children feel anxious and they become agitated in large groups, so it may be best for them to be in a smaller group, or in 1-to-1 support. The NHS has also said that finding a distraction can focus a person’s energy elsewhere and prevent them from displaying challenging behaviour.

To learn more about how to deal with challenging behaviours in children, Access Skills offer Level 3 and Level 5 diplomas in Non-Residential and Residential Childcare for those in carer and managerial positions.

If you would like to know more about this, visit our website, or give us a call on 0121 510 2169 (option 1) today.


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