What is SEMH?

Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) is a term that has long been associated with children who are both troubled and troubling. Indeed, this initialism is the basis on which the name of our association is founded (SEBDA). However, following the publication of the new SEND Code of Practice 0-25 (DfE/DfH 2015), we find that SEBD has been superseded by the term Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH). But while the initialisms may change, the fundamental needs of the children experiencing emotional neglect or trauma do not.

SEBDA works closely with a range of linked organisations to help professionals meet the needs of children and young people with SEMH. Exploring their websites might be of interest to you.

These include:

Nurture Group Network https://www.nurturegroups.org/

Engage in their Future http://www.engageintheirfuture.org/

Place2 Be www.place2be.org.uk

Oxford 1/80 http://one-eighty.org.uk/

nasen http://www.nasen.org.uk/

Council for Disabled Children http://www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk

Young Minds http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

To visit the SEBDA website click here