What is a conduct disorder?

Training is to be offered to parents of children with conduct disorders.

According to NICE, such a disorder can be identified by persistent and severe anti-social behaviour across different contexts, including:

  • Home
  • School
  • Social settings

Conduct disorders develop in children as they get older, affecting seven per cent of boys and three per cent of girls aged five to ten years old.

Source: National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice)

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Child behaviour training

Parents of children with conduct disorders are to be trained on how to manage anti-social behaviour under guidance published today by health officials.