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Monday 20 January 2020
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An evening to celebrate the best in positive behaviour support

The BILD PBS Leadership Awards recognise good practice and contributions to the development of positive behaviour support practice and aim to raise practice by recognising work of quality and quality of contribution over time. 

Thursday 7 May in Dublin saw this year's BILD PBS leadership awards dinner, an important part of BILD's annual PBS Research and Practice Conference, and a celebration of the best in positive behaviour practice both in the UK and internationally.

Over the years some great work has been recognised and celebrated – and this year was no exception. Indeed, we received more nominations this year than ever. We congratulate all those nominated, this year was a tough field!

Those Commended, Highly Commended, and Award Winners were:

For the award for innovative practice in supporting people with intellectual disabilities through positive behaviour support

Cairi McKenzie, Ailish McMeel of Autism Initiatives

Commended in this category were: 

Cairi McKenzie, Yvonne O’Neill, Nicola Manners and Ailish McMeel of Autism Initiatives in Crosby, Liverpool

Stephanie Fenwick, Stephanie Care, Tees, Esk & Wear Valeys NHS Trust

Highly Commended in this category were: 

Stephanie Fenwick and Stephanie Carr of the Children and Young People Services in the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, Stockton-on-Tees

Shelly Brady, National Learning Network, Co Mayo, Ireland

Winner in this category were: 

Shelly Brady, Denise O’Dwyer and Noreen Maloney of the National Learning Network, County Mayo, Ireland

For the award for innovative practice in positive behaviour support involving service users

Lucy Glyn Support, Stratford Upon Avon

Winner in this category were:

Lucy Glyn Support Services, Stratford Upon Avon


For the award for outstanding practice in positive behaviour support 

Cairi McKenzie of Autism Initiatives

Highly Commended in this category was:

Cairi McKenzie of Autism Initiatives, in Crosby, Liverpool

Stephanie Hovey of Care UK

Winner in this category was: 

Stephanie Hovey of Care UK

And for next year: if you know someone doing great work – nominate them!

Congratulations to all the winners!


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