chapter  7
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Inclusive service design for young people with learning disabilities who exhibit behaviours of concern

Ongoing incidents of disturbed behaviour and conduct problems among young people are likely to restrict social inclusion for those affected. For example, problematic behaviours in childhood have been strongly associated with unemployment, poor educational outcomes, low earnings, job insecurity, marital problems and criminal activity (Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health 2009). In addition, receipt of restrictive interventions such as imprisonment and compulsory treatment, including hospitalisation and medication, is also likely to impair social inclusion for young people due to stigma, social alienation, impaired access to education, or, in the case of medication, reduced cognitive or adaptive functioning (DHS 2010b: 16).