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Positive Behaviour Support helps people with learning disabilities achieve their ambitions and reduces the need for

“challenging” behaviours using evidence based approaches.


PBS4 enables people with learning disabilities whose behaviour is described as challenging to live the life they want in their own homes

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NICE Guidelines recommend PBS4’s approach

New NICE Guidelines on service design for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour were released today.

The new guidelines emphasise that:

  • People with learning disabilities should be living as close to their family as possible
  • People should have as much choice and control over their homes as possible
  • Support should utilise Positive Behaviour Support to meet the needs of people who can show behaviours that challenge.

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PBS Positive Behaviour Support response

Response to “Under Lock and Key”

On 1st March 2017 Channel 4 aired the Dispatches programme “Under Lock & Key”. This highlighted the inhumane treatment some of the patients in St Andrews Northampton had experienced.

PBS4 are sickened to hear once again that people with learning disabilities have been subject to abusive practices. However, unlike all the other “responses to Under Lock & Key” we are appalled that this kind of abuse is not restricted to hospitals.

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