This module introduces students to a range of issues related to social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). It examines national and local policies in relation to definitions, legislation and guidance documents. The interactions of key psychological and social perspectives are explored in the context of understanding and providing explanations of SEBD. Students will be provided with a series of frameworks governing interventions and will have opportunities to apply these to case studies based on needs assessments of children and young people with SEBD. Forms of provision and schooling are covered and evidence of good practice will be discussed. The module will raise ethical issues, which students will need to understand and address when working with children and young people with SEBD.