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Other useful PBS Resources

Other useful PBS resources, including links to current national policy documents, BILD resources and external websites, blogs and social media.

BILD is not responsible for the accuracy of information, or views expressed, on external websites, blogs or social media.

National policy 

National and international resources to support your knowledge and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support.

Positive and Proactive Care; reducing the need for restrictive interventions
This Department of Health document provides guidance for adult health and social care staff to develop a culture where restrictive interventions are only ever used as a last resort. 
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A Positive and Proactive Workforce  
Skills for Care and Skills for Health guidance on commissioning or delivering workforce development for adult social care workers and health workers in England. 
Find out more, download the guidance > 

Ensuring quality services for children and adults with behaviour that challenges  - NHS England and The Local Government Association February 2014
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Raising our Sights  
Services for adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities Jim Mansell - Department of Health 2010. Examples of good practice when supporting adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities
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Meeting needs and reducing distress
Guidance and training videos from NHS Protect on the prevention and managements of clinically related challenging behaviour in NHS settings.
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Useful Resources

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). Committee and Working Group Position Statement
Position Statement on PBS from the ID Faculty of the Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society
Download here >

10 things you can do to support a person with difficult behaviours
– David Pitonyak
Further useful resources at www.dimagine.com

Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behaviour Intervention and Supports 
Resources include presentations, evaluation tools and research findings.  www.pbis.org/

The PBS Competencies Framework
The PBS Coalition's PBS Competencies Framework is a resource that provides a common and shared knowledge and associated actions necessary for the delivery of PBS to people with learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge. It's available here: http://bit.ly/1I3EyQq

The PBS Academy
Has resources and guides on Positive Behavioural Support for people with a learning disability, service providers, and commissioners and care managers. http://pbsacademy.org.uk/

Guides for families
Guides designed to help families understand Positive Behaviour Support. www.pbs4.org.uk/pbs4resources

The DISDAT tool, developed by Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Trust and St. Oswald's Hospice, can be used to identify content cues and distress cues for a person who has  limited communication skills. It can provide useful baseline information and may help to identify if a  behaviour of concern is a response to pain or ill-health. Download >

Useful resources on the web and social media


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The CAPBS Facebook page

To keep up with the work of the Centre, visit and 'like' the Centre's Facebook page, see it here >

Positive Behaviour Support Chat

Positive Behaviour Support Chat is open to all to share news and best practice, network, and develop positive behaviour support practices.

Members include  family members, carers, providers, professionals, and anyone else who is interested in Positive Behaviour Support. Click the link below to go to the PBS support chat on Facebook. 

Go to Positive Behaviour Support Chat >


BILD on Facebook
The BILD Facebook page includes news and information about Positive Behaviour Support.

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BILD's Twitter page gives information on new events and publications about PBS.

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There are interviews with leading PBS academics and practitioners available on the BILD You Tube page, here >

Short videos uploaded by David Allen on aspects of Positive Behaviour Support.

Watch the videos here >


Chris Hatton's Blog

Chris Hatton is an academic at the Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University, UK, Co-Director of Improving Health and Lives, the Learning Disabilities Public Health Observatory, part of Public Health England.

He blogs in a personal capacity around inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities and their families, and evaluating policies and initiatives designed to reduce these inequalities.

Find out more >

The Learning Disabilities Elf Blog

Daily posts aim to report the latest learning disabilities evidence published each week, including posts about behaviour The posts include summarised published evidence, policy guidance and reports.  

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Professor Hastings Blog 
Richard Hastings blogs on the latest academic research and comments on the field of learning disability or autism. 

Find out more >


Positive Behaviour Support by Jonathan Beebee

Blog by Jonathan Beebee promoting the evidence based application of Positive Behaviour Support and Applied Behaviour Analysis. 

Find out more >


Links to relevant BILD pages



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For more information about the work of the Centre for the Advancement of Positive Behviour Support, please contact Sarah Leitch or Emma Loft on 0121 415 6970 or email  capbs@bild.org.uk

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