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BILD's PBS publishing

BILD has been publishing books and training materials in relation to challenging behaviours of concern and positive behaviour support for over 30 years.

In the last 15 years we have become leading national and international publishers on reducing the use of physical interventions, promoting positive behaviour support and the practical management of behaviour that is seen as challenging.

We also publish the International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support.

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The International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support

 The Journal aims to:

- define and promote good practice in relation to the use of PBS

- add to the evidence base regarding such interventions

- demonstrate how PBS interventions can support people to change their challenging behaviours, improve their quality of life, and result in reductions in the use of restrictive procedures (such as physical intervention, seclusion and as required medication)

- bridge the gap between academic research and service practice


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BILD PBS books

BILD also publishes a range of key publications about positive behaviour support policy and practice and restraint reduction policies and frameworks. Among them:

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Promoting positive behaviour when supporting people with a learning disability and people with autism

Sharon Paley

This book explores how to promote positive behaviour and the use of proactive and reactive strategies and explains how to respond to incidents of challenging behaviour and support people following an incident. 

It also describes how to review and revise support plans and the legislative framework for providing support to people whose behaviour challenges services.

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Reducing the use of restrictive practices with people who have intellectual disabilities. A practical approach

David Allen

This book continues BILD’s strategy to improve practice in this area by focussing on reducing the use of restrictive procedures in a structured and accessible way. The book looks at:

  • what we know about how often restrictive practices are used with people with learning disabilities and their potential impact: this is sobering reading and in itself provides justification for this publication
  • lessons about the key individual and organisational factors that can lead to reduced use of restrictive practices as well as an exploration of the possible role of PBS in helping deliver these necessary organisational conditions

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A human rights perspective

A human rights perspective on reducing restrictive practices in intellectual disability and autism

Edited by Sam Karim

This book explores the importance of human rights legislation and ethical decision making on reducing the use of restrictive practices when supporting people with an intellectual disability and people with autism.

Examples are given of how legislation, case law and guidance have been used in England, Wales, Australia and North America to uphold people’s rights and challenge abusive practices.

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Framework for reducing restrictive practices

Sharon Paley-Wakefield

This practical book provides a framework for organisations to identify and review what is happening in their services and then to actively reduce their reliance on restrictive practices at an individual and systemic level.

Its purpose is to promote the development of ‘restraint free’ environments for vulnerable people, as advocated by BILD.

The approaches suggested in the book will lead to improvement within services, a reduction in the use of restrictive practices as well as a better quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities with additional complex behaviour and/or mental health needs.

The book includes an introduction to the framework and a toolkit element that puts the ideas and principles presented into practice.

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The BILD Code of Practice for minimising the use of restrictive physical interventions: Planning, developing and delivering training 

A fourth edition of the Code, the BILD Code of Practice for minimising the use of restrictive physical interventions: planning, developing and delivering training, was published in May 2014. 

This edition incorporates the very latest guidance and it supports organisations purchasing training, training organisations and trainers in delivering on BILD's commitment to promote positive behaviour support as the preferred approach to support individuals whose behaviour is described as challenging. 

This edition of the Code aims to help bring consistency to the development and delivery of training courses, and to the governance, policies and procedures of the organisations where the training courses are delivered. The fourth edition recognises the key contributions of the organisations that purchase training, the organisations that provide training, and of the individual trainers themselves, by being structured in sections for each stakeholder group.     

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See more BILD PBS books

The complete range of BILD books about positive behaviour support is in the books section of this website, here >

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BILD is the UK’s leading publisher of books about positive behaviour support and we publish the International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support

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For more information about the BILD's PBS books and journal, contact Tracey Tindell on 0121 415 6970 or email  books@bild.org.uk

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