Positive Behavioural Support - Guides for Family Carers

This pack of resources aims to provide information about Positive Behavioural Support (PBS). It explains what it is; what it looks like in practice; provides questions to ask to check that PBS is being delivered well in the setting you are looking at and guidance on how family carers can find out more including advice on training.







Introduction to PBS Academy Family Carer Resources

An introduction to the what these resources are all about featuring a family story from Kate and her daughter. 


What is Positive Behavioural Support

If you've never heard of PBS before, this is the place to start. This resource outlines the key values of the approach and the scientific theory on which it is based.


What should Positive Behavioural Support look like?

You might be about to visit a service or school that you are considering using for your relative. You could be thinking about the service/school that currently provides support. Or you might be preparing for a home visit from a professional and you want to check that he or she has a good understanding of Positive Behavioural Support. Use this resource to help you "get a feel" of whether the service/school/professional is really doing what they claim in relation to PBS. 


Questions to check that Positive Behavioural Support is being used well

This resource provides you with a list of core questions that you can choose to ask services/professionals (either in person or in a letter/email) to identify whether they provide Positive Behavioural Support (PBS).


Family Carers using Positive Behavioural Support

This is a resource you can use if you're a family carer to find out how to get Postivie Behavioural Support training from statutory organisations. 


Practical tools to help you

Making a behavioural support plan is a crucial step in delivering effective Positive Behavioural Support. In this resource you will learn about the key components of a behavioural support plan and how it can be used. 


These resources are available in a hard-copy information pack (free for family carers). To order a copy please email or call 01634 838739.

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