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Need help with your child’s behaviour? You could be part of a new trial

Wednesday 8th August 2018

You are not alone. There are many reasons children exhibit behaviour that challenges, and there are often complex reasons behind a child's behaviour - it is rarely anyone's fault.

Contact is supporting a national clinical trial - the first of its kind in the UK - that aims to reduce behaviour that challenges in young children between 30-59 months with learning disabilities.

The trial, called EPICC_ID (Evaluation Of Parent Intervention For Challenging Behaviour In Children With Intellectual Disabilities), is testing a programme called Stepping Stones Triple P. This intervention has shown positive outcomes outside the UK. It aims to increase parents' confidence and skills so they can manage their child's behaviour.

Contact is hosting two coffee mornings so parents in London can find out more about the trial and how to take part. A parent, therapist and a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist involved in the trial will be available to answer your questions.


  • Thursday 13th September 10 am -12.30 at Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, SE5 0HF
  • Tuesday 18th September 10 am -12.30 at weare336, 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA

These coffee mornings will be hosted in partnership with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (Evelina London Children's Hospital) and University College London (UCL).

If can come, please let us know so we can make arrangements by emailing campaigns@contact.org.uk

Can't come to the coffee mornings but want to find out more about taking part in the trial?

If you are interested in finding out more the trial and whether this is the right for you, you can email epicc-id@ucl.ac.uk or call the Clinical Studies Officer on 07784 951459. 

The trial is also taking place in the North East and North West of England.

Please note your child must between 30-59 months to take part in this trial. 

Need advice on behaviour? 

Read our webpages on behaviours that challenge

You can download Understanding your child's behaviour guide for free on our website.

Other guides for parents in our series on behaviour issues, available from our helpline or to download, include:

Parents can call our freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555, email helpline@contact.org.uk