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CAPBS - the UK’s leading resource for PBS and Active Support services


The Centre for the Advancement of Positive Behaviour Support (CAPBS) at BILD was created to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills in the learning disability sector around positive behaviour support. 

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The Key Messages about Positive Behaviour Support

The overall aim of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is to improve the quality of a person’s life and that of the people around them. This includes children, young people adults as well as older people. 

PBS provides the right support for a person, their family and friends to help people lead a meaningful life and learn new skills without unnecessary restrictions. It is not simply about getting rid of problematic behaviour 

With the right support at the right time the likelihood of behaviour that challenges is reduced. 

This is one of the key messages about PBS developed and agreed by a group of organisations active in the field: BILD, Health Education England, Skills for Care, the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, the Learning Disabilities Professional Senate, and the PBS Academy.

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What CAPBS offers 

Find out more about the Centre's services and resources below.

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Workforce development 

We are the UK leader in training in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) with a wide range of tried and tested  programmes designed to meet the needs of those learning about PBS for the first time and intermediate programmes for those with some knowledge who need to extend this. 

You choose the specific PBS and Active Support training that best meets your needs and work with us to adapt it to your specific requirements.

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CAPBS Consultancy   

The Centre for the Advancement of Positive Behaviour Support has a bank of highly qualified and experienced consultants who can guide individuals and organisations through change and professional development. 

We can help organisations identify areas for change and provide the ‘how to’ in cultural change and development using PBS approaches. 

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CAPBS resources about PBS

As well as videos and an animation to introduce PBS to those looking to understand what it is and how it works in practice, these resources give information and guidance about PBS and about the use of restraint and restrictive interventions such as 'time out' and seclusion in schools.

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CAPBS Coaches Network

The CAPBS Coaches Network is a forum for individuals and their organisations to discuss challenges and share good practice in implementing Positive Behaviour Support within organisations, with peers.  

It offers opportunities to share practice informally and at CPD events and meetings coordinated by the Centre.

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PBS Conferences and Professional Development events         

CAPBS's PBS conferences are the UK's leading source of PBS policy discussion and practice debate.

Our professional development events support managers and staff to develop the skills to apply PBS approaches in the workplace.

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PBS publishing

BILD is the UK’s leading publisher of books about Positive Behaviour Support and reducing restrictive practices, and we publish the International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support. 

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Key CAPBS documents 

Information about CAPBS and what it offers. Download >

The 5 signs of good PBS
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The CAPBS Workforce Development Framework Download >

A document that explains the range of consultancy that CAPBS offers. 
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Examples of our work

Implementing Positive Behaviour Support

A case study showing how CAPBS is supporting one organisation - MacIntyre - to implement Positive Behaviour Support.

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