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Welcome to Newbold Hope

Stay Curious. Be Kind.

Newbold Hope works with parents and professionals to reduce difficult and dangerous behavior in children with a disability or an additional need. We also work to change people’s perceptions about this issue, so that the blame, judgment, and shame that is so often, and very unfairly, directed at this group of children and their parents is also significantly reduced and replaced with compassionate understanding, help, and support

Yvonne Newbold MBE


Newbold Hope

Newbold Hope is a small, parent-led organization set up by Yvonne Newbold MBE, to work with families and professional staff from education, health care, and social services in reducing anxiety-led difficult and dangerous behavior in children with an additional need or disability. It was formerly known as The SEND VCB Project. We provide training for parents and professional staff, as well as offering support and resources, which include an online community of nearly 10,000 people where this group of families can come together for support, understanding, and solidarity. Due to our work, there are now several hundred children who have successfully moved beyond their extreme behavior episodes. This group of children is now happier and calmer, and with much more hopeful futures to look forward to.

Newbold Hope also supports parents in healing and recovery from the effects of their child’s behaviors, as well as from the effects of the unfair societal perceptions which blame, judge, and shame parents when a child has difficult behavior. This issue is not the parents’ fault, and it’s not the children’s fault either. These extremely difficult behaviors are almost always the result of anxiety and trauma. Newbold Hope is also working to change the prejudice and lack of understanding that can be so damaging to this group of families and is working hard to encourage more understanding, acceptance, and compassion towards families in this situation.

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What others say about Newbold Hope

"The Newbold Hope Family Support Group has helped me to be curious about my children's behaviours and has helped me to be a better parent. I have felt less isolated and more supported as well as more confident in my parenting since joining the group."

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