Positive Behaviour Support Community of Practice Scotland
What is Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)?
- Is a person-centred framework for providing support to people with learning disabilities, including those with additional support needs such as autism, or those with behavioural challenges.
- Has an overall aim is to improve quality of life, and to provide the right support at the right time, so that people can thrive, be happy, and fulfil their potential.
- Supports human rights and promotes a life without unnecessary restriction.
- Means treating people equally and working in partnership with people with learning disabilities and their families.
Find out about our latest events
The most recent webinar was ‘Trauma-Informed PBS’ which took place on Tuesday 18th August.
PBS Community of Practice Scotland
The PBS Community of Practice (CoP) for Scotland is led by a steering group of key stakeholders, including professionals and family carers who have experience and expertise in PBS, and who work at a strategic level.
The steering group is facilitated by SCLD as part of our work as a delivery partner of the Scottish Government in the implementation of Scotland’s learning disability strategy, The keys to life.
The PBS CoP is chaired by Dr Anne MacDonald (Scottish Government and University of Glasgow).
The Steering Group logos are included below:
The PBS Community of Practice Scotland is focussed on:
- Leading the dialogue and discussion about PBS in Scotland
- Supporting the implementation of PBS in Scotland
- Delivering national events and webinars on PBS
- Sharing good practice and learning about PBS
- Ensuring that all sectors providing services to people with learning disabilities are well represented and involved with the work of the CoP .
We hope the PBS CoP will become a national focal point for all those who have an interest in PBS and its use to support people with learning disabilities.
You can download the presentations from the Introductory PBS webinar below:
- Anne MacDonald – An Introduction to PBS and the CoP
- Kate Sanger – PBS in Families
- Caroline Shaw – PBS in Social Care Settings
- Jill Jones – PBS in Inpatient to Community Settings
You can download the presentations from the ‘Trauma-informed PBS’ webinar below:
- ‘A Young Person’s Story’ by family carer, Mandy Mitchelmore
- Attachment, Trauma-informed PBS and Behaviours that Challenge, Dr Cathy Harding
- Trauma-informed PBS, Dr Keith Bowden
- Resources from the Trauma-informed PBS webinar
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