What are the five signs of good Positive Behaviour Support?
We would be able to see good PBS happening in these five ways:
The support would be personalised
We would see evidence of consistent actions being taken to enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of the person. These actions would have been created or agreed with the person and written into a plan. The actions would support the person to be engaged in activities that were meaningful to them and would enable them to experience an ordinary life within their own community.
The support would be based on the scientific understanding of how that person learns and what the behaviour of concern means for a person.
Practitioners would use standardised assessment tools to inform function-based interventions that are practically applied to the benefit of the individual.
3. Active Implementation
The support would be well planned, implemented and monitored.
There would be clarity around every person’s role and responsibilities together with evidence of good leadership at the service and organisational level. Support would be progressive and developmental for the individual and all other people involved. Any restrictions deemed necessary would be kept under continual review and the least restrictive approach would always be taken.
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