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

In the sections below you will find some useful resources and information. If you have access to a printer you may find it useful to print some of these out. If you do not have access to a printer, please contact us via the above telephone numbers or send us an email to: ldnursingteam@suffolk.gov.uk. We will be happy to send copies out to you. 

Please click on the links below for details on how to access our service:

Here you will find useful information on exploring and assessing dietary intake, there is a range of recording charts which will enable a clear picture of your child/young person's dietary intake and how to develop healthy eating.

Information

Recording Charts

Visuals

Useful websites

Here you will find useful information on exploring and supporting the developing self, this includes growing through puberty, personal hygiene, menstruation, sexual behaviour there is also a range of resources to aid skill development.

Information

Visuals

Websites

Here you will find useful information on exploring and assessing sensory needs. There is also a range of activities which can be used to promote positive sensory behaviours.

Information:

Books: 

  • Book Sensory Circuits: A sensory motor skills programme for children by Jane Horwood
  • Book Sensory Strategies: Practical ways to help children and young people with autism learn and achieve by Laurie Corrina

Visuals:

Websites:

Here you will find useful information on exploring and assessing behaviours that challenge, there is a range of baseline recording charts which will enable a clear picture of the child/young person's behaviours and how to consider develop approaches to manage these.

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We can use stories to explain social situations, events and describe what will be happening, to help them to understand social situations and to have positive experiences.

 

We are committed to providing high quality care and in order to improve our services we value your comments regarding the care and support you have received from the Team. 

If you are a parent or carer of a child who has recently received a service from us we would be grateful if you could complete this online survey: 

If you are a young person who has recently received a service from us we would be grateful if you could complete this online survey:

If you would prefer to use an 'easy read' version with pictures please click on the link below:

Or you may prefer to use this Word version:

If you complete the Easy Read or Word version, please return to us by email or by post. 

If you are a professional who has worked in close partnership with us we would be grateful if you could complete this online survey:

All responses received will be anonymous.  We do not ask you to fill in your name, unless you would like us to contact you about your views.

 The feedback forms will be collated on a 6 monthly basis. The results will be analysed, recorded and fed back to the team.  The results will be kept in the team file and a copy sent to the Lead for Disabled Children and Young People’s Services, Suffolk County Council.

 

 

Service rated as 'good' by Care Quality Care Commission

On 6 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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