About Positive Behaviour Support

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a person-centred approach to supporting people with a learning disability.

This section contains the CBF's information resources about PBS and suggests where to find out more.

What is PBS?

The short film below explains what PBS means and what it looks like.



Key messages of PBS

Basic information and references, produced jointly by the CBF, PBS Academy, BILD, Skills for Care and Health Education England.

Frequently Asked Questions about PBS

There are some questions which are frequently asked and here we have provided answers to these with links to further information. If you have unanswered questions after reading this information please contact us for individual support.

FAQ: Why might PBS be a helpful approach?

Find out why PBS is the recommended approach to support people with learning disabilities who display challenging behaviour.

FAQ: How do we make PBS happen?

All about overcoming the barriers to putting PBS in place for people with learning disabilities.

Understanding Behaviour

This film explains how we can use PBS to understand someone's behaviour.


See Positive Behavioural Support - Guides for Family Carers for more information on what to look for and ask to check if PBS is being used in support services.


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