Quality standard

This quality standard covers recognising and managing antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover antisocial personality disorders in adults, which is covered by NICE’s quality standard for personality disorders: borderline and antisocial.

How to use NICE quality standards and how we develop them

Quality standards help you improve the quality of care you provide or commission. They apply in England and Wales (see the UK government website and Welsh government website). Decisions on how they apply in Scotland and Northern Ireland are made by ministers in the Scottish government and Northern Ireland Executive.

Find out how to use quality standards and how we develop them. We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.