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A national UK survey of peripatetic support teams for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disability who display challenging behaviour

Davison, Stephen, McGill, Peter, Baker, Peter A., Allen, David (2015) A national UK survey of peripatetic support teams for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disability who display challenging behaviour. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 5 (1). pp. 26-33. ISSN 2047-0924.

Abstract

Background: The service provision model of peripatetic support teams for people with intellectual disabilities who present challenging behaviour has been well established in the United Kingdom, with a small but growing evidence base. The current context in the UK would appear to indicate an ever-increasing role for such teams, in order to support people in their own communities and reduce the reliance on out-of-area placements. This study sought to establish the current position of such teams within the UK. Method and materials: 46 teams were given the opportunity to complete an online questionnaire regarding the team's day to day functioning. Results: 20 services responded to the survey providing a range of data. The results suggested that the services were mainly targeted towards adults, had a range of working practices and therapeutic orientations, with broadly successful outcomes (albeit self reported). The data would also suggest that this type of provision had diminished in recent years. Conclusions: The implications of the survey are discussed within the context of the current policy in the UK. In particular, the lack of provision for children, the use of evidence based practice and what appears to be a diminishing resource just at the time when it is most needed are explored.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR; INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY; PERIPATETIC TEAMS
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 09:13 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49157 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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