Nvq L5 Health & Social Care Lead Positive Behavioural Support
Positive behaviour support (PBS) is an approach to providing services to individuals who exhibit challenging behaviour. Since the early 1990s, PBS has received increasing attention from the behaviour-analytic community. Some behaviour analysts have embraced this approach, but others have voiced questions and concerns. Over the past dozen years, an approach to delivery of behavioral services known as positive behavior support has emerged as a highly visible movement. Although PBS has been substantially influenced by applied behavior analysis, other factors are also part of its …show more content…
Challenging behaviour is often implicated in the placement of persons with learning disabilities in residential homes. These placements are often disruptive of ties with family and community, so that families face particular problems getting local services which can provide the level of support needed when responsibility passes to adult services. The continued use of residential homes needs to be re-examined in the light of these problems, to explore the provision of local services which offer at least as good education and care.
There has been an increased focus on the management of risks to health and safety in social and health services, including ‘zero-tolerance’ for violence against staff.
Where inappropriately applied, these initiatives can lead to people with learning