Children's Community Learning Disabilities Nursing Team - Behaviour Support

How we provide a service to families, carers and professionals to meet the needs of children and young people with learning disabilities.

The children's community learning disabilities nursing team is a specialised service, which works with families to meet the behavioural needs of children and young people with learning disabilities in Suffolk.

The information that we collect and use for SystmOne health data, and your rights regarding your information is available in this privacy notice.

You can download our team information leaflet (PDF, 189KB).

How we can help

The types of behaviours that the team can assist with may include:

  • anger/aggression
  • anxiety
  • sleeping
  • meal time management
  • daily living
  • cooperating with routine
  • adolescence/puberty
  • sexuality
  • menstruation
  • self esteem
  • mental health
  • continence management and promotion

Where we can help

We aim to help children and young people with learning disabilities by providing specific, time-limited behaviour support interventions based on assessed need.

These interventions can come about through:

  • home, school and community visits
  • short break services
  • group work
  • clinic based appointments

Contact us

We are based in 2 locations in Suffolk:

East base

  • Address: Allington Clinic, 427 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich  IP4 4ER
  • Call 01473 264801

West base

  • Address: Child Health Centre, Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk  IP33 3ND
  • Call: 01284 741777


The Children's Community Learning Disabilities Nursing Team supports a structured approach to behaviour management and recognises the need to set reasonable and appropriate limits for all children/young people.

These information sheets provide advice and guidance on a range of behaviour strategies:

**  If the behaviour being demonstrated is dangerous to the individual or others, please seek advice from the team or the professional you are working with before using the information pages **


Keeping a record of behaviour can help us to identify its triggers, function, frequency, patterns of behaviour, types of behaviour, to describe it more fully, see what effect our responses have, and to try understand its purpose.  We can then plan our responses to the behaviour.


Service rated as 'good' by Care Quality Care Commission

On 6th July 2021 the Care Quality Commission rated our service as 'good'. Click here for the report and overview of the inspection

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