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November, 2017

Tom's visit to the Annual Dutch Conference on School Wide PBS

Our PBS Development Manager Tom Evans travelled to Utrecht this month to attend the 9th Annual Dutch Conference on School Wide PBS. He told us about his trip.

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The Communications Passport: Giving a voice to the voiceless

Parent of a child with learning disabilities, Kate Sanger, has been on an interesting journey to create a Communications Passport which is changing the way professionals can understand the complex needs of people like her daughter. 

Kate Sanger will be speaking at our PBS conference which will be held on 9-11 May in Leeds.

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BILD urges MPs to back Seni's Law

Parent of a child with learning disabilities, Kate Sanger, has been on an interesting journey to create a Communications Passport which is changing the way professionals can understand the complex needs of people like her daughter. 

Kate Sanger will be speaking at our PBS conference which will be held on 9-11 May in Leeds. 

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BILD responds to NICE draft guidance to improve LD service design and delivery

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a consultation on new draft guidelines that aim to improve service design and delivery for those with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges. You can read the draft guidance and submit a response here.  

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Kate picks up award for being 'An Amazing Person'

Congratulations to Kate Brackley, BILD’s Learning Services Assistant, who has been given an award for her advocacy work for people with learning disabilities. We asked Kate to tell us how she feels about winning the award.

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October, 2017 

PBS, mental health and trauma – have we got it right yet?

The International Journal of Positive Behavioural support senior editor, Peter Baker, has written a blog post on why the IJPBS autumn conference will play a vital role in getting the right conversation started around PBS, mental health and trauma. 

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PBS: a culture, not just a training programme 

BILD, the leading UK provider of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) workforce development, has launched new guidance to help organisations identify the right training and support to embed PBS as part of their practice. 

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A Price Worth Paying?

A local authority has agreed to pay £10,000 in damages to a man with learning disabilities after it breached his human rights by delaying him with the sex education required to help him gain capacity to consent to sexual relations. In a Court of Protection ruling last month, judge Sir Mark Hedley found that the man was entitled to compensation since he did not start to receive sex education, which was recommended following a capacity assessment by a consultant psychologist, until more than a year after his wife had been told by the council to abstain from having sex with him. 

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