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October 2018

New tool: Person-centred restrictive practice reduction plans 

Our Positive Behaviour Support Development Manager, Tom Evans, presented a new tool to assist practitioners with turning restraint reduction plans into actions at the 6th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector in Toronto this week.

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September 2018

Speaker line-up announced for RRN webinars

Dr Gary LaVigna will present the next Restraint Reduction Network Wednesday Webinar

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August 2018

Restraint Reduction Network launches new Wednesday Webinars

These sessions will take place every two months, starting on Wednesday 5 September.

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June 2018

Calling all PBS Coaches - take the next step in your career and earn University credits 

Sign up for our Descriptive Functional Assessment and Intervention Plan Programme, accredited by Birmingham City University.

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May 2018

New PBS measures for Wales

Three measures have been developed by providers, commissioners, clinicians and practice leaders to improve the overall quality of service delivery in line with Positive Behavioural Support (PBS). They are endorsed by the Welsh Government and the All Wales Challenging Behaviour Community of Practice.

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New guidelines on recording, monitoring and regulation of restrictive interventions

New guidelines on the recording, monitoring and regulation of restrictive interventions (RI) have just been published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Ben Higgins and Sarah Leitch from BILD provided input during the preparation of the report. 

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BILD response to the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) report

Our Health Advisor Jim Blair gives a summary of the report, which has been published today (4 May).

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April 2018 

BILD partners with ACAMH for Intellectual Disability and Autism conference

BILD will be partnering with the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) National Conference on 7-8 June.

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New inquiry launched into restraint and seclusion in schools in Scotland

The Children and Young People Commissioner for Scotland Bruce Adamson has launched a formal investigation into restraint and seclusion in schools. Beth Morrison tells us why this is such an important step.

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March 2018

Help to shape the future of the Restraint Reduction Network 

If you are passionate about reducing the use of restrictive practices and would like to be more active in the RRN community, come and talk to us about it. 

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February 2018

Care providers across Greater Manchester sign up to PBS

Care providers and organisations have signed up to a region-wide pledge to embed Positive Behaviour Support, which will improve the quality of support they can provide to adults and children with learning disabilities and/ or autism in Greater Manchester.

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New Mencap #TreatMeWell campaign highlights need for more LD nurses

BILD's Health Adviser Jim Blair welcomes Mencap's new campaign to improve the treatment of people with a learning disability in hospital.

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BILD statement on the death of Richard Handley

An inquest into the death of 33-year-old Richard Handley concluded last week. Richard, who had Down's Syndrome, died at Ipswich Hospital in 2012. Two days before he died, he had an operation to remove 10kg of faeces from his body.

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January, 2018 

Women and girls and restraint by Katharine Sacks-Jones

Evidence is growing that there is a mental health crisis among women and girls in this country. A blog post written by the director of Agenda alliance. 

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December, 2017 

BILD supports open letter to the Prime Minister this Human Rights Day

This Human Rights Day (10 December) we're standing with over 140 organisations to support the British Institute of Human Rights campaign which calls for Theresa May to protect human rights throughout Brexit negotiations.  

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100 Coaches Programmes: Trevor Roe Case Study

Trevor Roe is a Registered Practitioner, Therapeutic Counselling, for the Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, Specialist Learning Disability Service.

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100 Coaches Programmes: Belinda Bradley Case Study

In December 2014 Belinda Bradley, now Head of PBS at MacIntyre, attended the first CAPBS Coaches Programme course run by the Centre for the Advancement of Positive Behaviour Support (CAPBS), at BILD. 

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100 Coaches Programmes: Liam Sutcliffe Case Study

Liam Sutcliffe is Assistant Manager at Kirklees Council's Young People’s Activity Team (YPAT). He spoke to us about how the CAPBS Coaches Programme has changed the way he works and how it has helped to make a difference to people's lives. 

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100 Coaches Programmes: Steve Wilson Case Study

Steve Wilson is a PBS Practitioner at the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. Steve attended the very first CAPBS Coaches Programme back in 2014 and had a great time. 

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Celebrating 100 CAPBS Coaches Programmes

On the 6 December we hit the amazing milestone of running our 100th CAPBS Coaches Programme. 

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BILD launches new Assessing Capacity programme

BILD is launching a new training programme for managers who undertake Mental Capacity assessments for the people they support. 

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BILD launches new Behaviour Support coaches programme for schools

Following a successful pilot, BILD is launching a new Positive behaviour support coaches programme which has been tailored for schools. 

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November, 2017

Belfast Trust CAPBS Coaches nominated for Chairman Awards

The Children with Disabilities Service of The Belfast Trust attended an award ceremony to find out if they are winners of ‘Our People’ Category for their Chairman's Awards. Trish Stitt spoke to us about why they were nominated.

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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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