Positive Behavioural Management
Challenging behaviours should not be a barrier to experiencing a full and happy life.
We provide each person with an individualised package of care. We work in partnerships to develop a behaviour support plan, ensuring the person's communication needs are met.
It is very important to us to ensure people to feel valued, included, and empowered.
Children and adults with cognitive impairments typically display behaviour which may put themselves or others at risk, or which may prevent the use of ordinary community facilities or a normal home life.
This behaviour may be in the form of aggression, self-injury, stereotyped behaviour, or disruptive and destructive behaviours, such as: Hitting, kicking, spitting, shouting, destroying objects.
We train all our staff in Positive Behaviour Support and we have extensive experience in helping people find new ways of dealing challenging behaviour in a holistic and positive way.
What is PBS?
- Positive Behaviour Support is a person-centred approach to people who present with behaviours that challenge.
- It is backed by evidence from behavioural science
- Provides support based on inclusion, choice, participation, and equality of opportunity
What are the key principles?
- PBS seeks to understand the reasons for behaviour so that unmet needs, can be met
- Considers the person as a whole - their life history, physical health, and emotional needs
- It is proactive and preventative, focusing on the teaching of new skills to replace behaviours that challenge
- Combines perspectives from different professionals
How is PBS delivered?
- A functional assessment will be carried out to help understand the reasons behind challenging behaviour
- PBS plans will be produced in partnership with the person and their families
- A focus on teaching new skills rather than containing behaviours described as challenging.