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Positive Behaviour Support Alliance - Tools and resources

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Here you can find links to websites that support the advancement of PBS practice and have free PBS resources

PBS Academy - The PBS Academy is a collective of organisations and individuals in the UK who are working together to promote Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) as a framework for working with children and adults with learning disabilities who are at risk of behaviour that challenges.

CAPBS - CAPBS was set up by BILD to support the organisational and workforce development of Positive Behaviour Support. 

APBS - APBS is a membership organisation that engages in varied activities and endeavours related to PBS. APBS places greatest emphasis on activities associated with expanding the emerging science of Positive Behaviour Support. Beyond expanding the science of Positive Behaviour Support through research and outreach endeavours APBS further invests its resources in supporting networking related to the design and implementation on Positive Behaviour Support across various contexts.

PBS Europe - the PBS-Europe Network aims to become a professional interactive platform among European researchers, professional stakeholders, and educators to share knowledge, research and experience about the science, principles, and practical applications of PBS. 

Home and CommunityThe Home and Community Network of the Association of Positive Behaviour Support (HCPBS) is dedicated to expanding and enhancing the application of PBS principles across home and community settings, contexts, and the lifespan for people with behavioural challenges and the systems that support them.

PBIS - the Technical Assistance Centre on PBIS supports schools, districts, and states to build systems capacity for implementing a multi-tiered approach to social, emotional and behaviour support. The broad purpose of PBIS is to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of schools and other agencies.

Challenging Behaviour Foundation - The Challenging Behaviour Foundation's mission is to improve understanding of challenging behaviour, empower families with information and support, and help others to provide better services and more opportunities to people with severe learning disabilities who display behaviours that challenge.

Key Documents

Key Messages About PBS - The PBS Academy, The Challenging Behaviour Foundation, Health Education England and Skills for Care worked with BILD to develop and agree on some key messages about PBS. The key messages describe what PBS is, why it is necessary and how it can be successfully delivered.

The Competence Framework - The UK Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) Competence Framework provides a detailed framework of the things that you need to know and the things that you need to do when delivering best practice PBS to people with learning disabilities who are at risk of behaviour that challenges.

PBS Animation - An Introduction to PBS is a short animation, just six minutes long, that gives an overview of PBS and how PBS approaches work in practice when supporting an individual.

10 components of PBS this resource provides a refreshed definition and scope for positive behavioural support (PBS). The aim is to outline a framework for the delivery of PBS that is of practical and strategic value to a number of stakeholders.

Four Composites of PBS - this document systematically reviews definitions of PBS, the key features of PBS, shares a composite definition of PBS and discusses implications of this process.

PBS Communities

At BILD we facilitate two other communities of practice that are specific to PBS:

The Greater Manchester PBS Community of Practice focuses specifically on PBS implementation in the Greater Manchester area. 

The BILD PBS Coaches Network is for all coaches who have successfully completed BILD's Coaches Prgramme.

You can find a more extensive list of PBS communities using this list compiled by Skills for Care.  

Accessible Description of PBS

The UK PBS Alliance has worked together to produce an accessible description of PBS. 

The new description is based on the four composites of PBS identified in Dr. Anne MacDonald’s systematic review of definitions of PBS; it doesn’t attempt to replace existing definitions. 

The description is also informed by the evolving understanding of what PBS looks like in practice in the UK.

You can download a PDF version of the description here (English version).

It is also available in Welsh, which can be downloaded here.

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