Restrictive Practices Review Tool

This tool defines different types of restrictive practices and takes the user through a process of identifying restrictive practices and assessing their appropriateness.

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UK PBS Alliance Webinar: What senior managers need to know about PBS

Tom Evans and Sarah Leitch, who lead on Bild’s Positive Behaviour Support Programmes, speak about what senior managers and leaders need to know about PBS.

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Evaluation Toolkit for Providers

The Association for Real Change and Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (2014) developed this assessment tool and action plan for organisations to improve the quality of life for people with learning disabilities as they grow older. The resource ‘Improving the quality of life for people with learning disabilities as they grow older’ goes alongside this toolkit.

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Learning Disability: Care and Support of People Growing Older

These NICE Quality Standards are about Care and Support of people with learning disabilities growing older.

Find out more here.

My Pain Profile

Use this Pain Profile by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (2018) to work alongside the person you support to talk to them about their pain and techniques for managing pain, including medication.

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Measures for evaluating PBS outcomes

A review was carried out in order to identify measures used to evaluate outcomes from PBS. The measures were selected on several criteria, including that they were evidence-based, easy to use, person-centred, written in everyday language, and evaluated meaningful outcomes. The final table of PBS Outcome Measures is presented in this document.

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Four composites of PBS

Four composites of PBS. This document: What’s in a Name? 25 Years of Defining PBS: From Horner
to Kincaid
by Anne MacDonald systematically reviews definitions of PBS, the key features of PBS, shares a composite definition of PBS and discusses implications of this process

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Definition and scope for positive behavioural support

this resource provides a refreshed definition and scope for positive behavioural support (PBS) including the 10 components of PBS. The aim is to outline a framework for the delivery of PBS that is of practical and strategic value to a number of stakeholders.

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Positive Behavioural Support Competence Framework

The UK Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) Competence Framework provides a detailed framework of the things that you need to know and the things that you need to do when delivering best practice PBS to people with learning disabilities who are at risk of behaviour that challenges. The objectives of the framework are that:

More individuals with learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge will benefit from high-quality, evidence-based support delivered by competent professionals working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Practitioners will benefit from professional development and occupational standards.
Organisations supporting individuals with learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge will be able to employ practitioners with a greater degree of certainty about competence and quality.
Commissioners will have a greater understanding of the nature and use of PBS in practice.
Practice based research will contribute to the growing evidence base for PBS.
In order to support the implementation of the PBS Competence Framework in practice, the PBS Academy has developed a set of resources suitable for the following specific groups.

People with learning disabilities
Family Carers
Support Workers
Service providers

The full PBS Competence Framework is available here.

Key Messages about PBS

The British Institute of Learning Disabilities, The PBS Academy, The Challenging Behaviour Foundation, Health Education England and Skills for Care have developed and agreed on some key messages about PBS. The key messages describe what PBS is, why it is necessary and how it can be successfully delivered.

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.

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