Management of aggression care plans in a forensic intellectual disability service: a ten-year progress update

David Kitchen, Cathy Thomas, Verity Chester
  • Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, June 2014, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/jidob-03-2014-0003

What is it about?

A standardised behaviour support plan designed for use with people who have a learning disability, severe challenging behaviours and a history of offending behaviours. This document aims to provide a systematic approach and help staff work in a person centred, least restrictive way with people who are at risk of restrictive interventions

Why is it important?

The authors believe that this behaviour support plan template helps organisations work collaboratively with service users, provide more effective support and reduce the use of restrictive interventions


Mr David Maxwell Kitchen
Partnerships in Care: Learning Disability Services

I have had a life long interest in working with people who show the most harmful behaviours. I hope this behaviour support plan encourages practitioners to develop innovative approaches working with people to reduce levels of challenging behaviour, and the use of restrictive interventions. Ultimately the care plan is about helping people achieve a better quality of life and relationships.

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The following have contributed to this page: Mr David Maxwell Kitchen and Ms Verity Chester