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Consultancy support from CAPBS 

The Centre for the Advancement of Positive Behaviour Support (CAPBS) 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.

A whole organisational approach is promoted, and the Centre has developed an evidence-based framework ‘What does good PBS look like?’ that can support service and organisational reviews and evaluations. See, What does good PBS look like? at www.bild.org.uk/capbsresources

The Centre’s consultants have a wide range of knowledge and experience covering all sectors, and are located across the UK. They can support and guide teams and organisations in developing and implementing PBS approaches, including individual behavioural assessments. 

CAPBS consultancy works within an enabling model and aims to support organisations and teams to build up their own levels of PBS skills and expertise. A regular programme of consultancy, with quarterly or monthly clinics, could support teams to develop and implement evidence-based Behaviour Support Plans that have a positive impact on the lives of people who have concerning behaviours.

Continuous professional development for the consultants is facilitated by Dr Sandy Toogood, who also provides them with clinical supervision.

CAPBS Organisational and Workforce Development Framework

The CAPBS Framework recognises that services and organisations are often providing a mixture of supports at different levels and may have different PBS workforce development needs at different times. 

The PBS three tiered approach to prevention, adapted from the school wide model, published by the OSEP Centre at the University of Oregon is useful to help understand the range of supports needed.

In the CAPBS Framework, each tier is tailored to the training needs of different roles and functions to ensure that the right staff have the right competencies to facilitate organisational development. 

The framework is aimed at organisations that provide services across adult health and social care, as well as schools, but could be adapted for family carers and PAs. Some organisations and Transforming Care Partnerships may only need to commission additional training within those tiers where they do not already have appropriate training in place.

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'The five signs of good PBS'

The overall aim of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is to improve the quality of the person’s life and the quality of life for those around them.

PBS means that people receive the right support at the right time.

We would be able to see good PBS happening in these five ways...

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CAPBS consultancy packages

The Centre can help organisations implement Positive Behaviour Support approaches across the whole organisation in a range of ways designed to meet their specific needs and budgets.

Below are listed some of the consultancy support the Centre can offer; more detail is given in the document you can download using the link on the right, but please contact us to discuss your particular needs.

  • Restrictive Practices Audit - Reduction Strategies Audit
  • Whole organisation approach
  • Schools and Colleges
  • PBS Coaches Programme and support
  • Regular Clinical Support
  • Individual Behavioural Assessment
  • Staff Needs Review, and design and delivery of training programme
  • Service Evaluations
  • Stakeholder Consultations
  • Periodic Service Review
  • Active Support Implementation


There is more information to download about the range of  consultancy services CAPBS offers, see the download link on the right hand side of this page. 


CAPBS consultants

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Find out more

For more information about what our experienced PBS consultants can do for you, contact us on 0121 415 6970 or email pbsenquiries@bild.org.uk

Download information about the range of consultancy support CAPBS can offer you >