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Positive Behavioural Support (PBS)

Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) is an evidence-based approach which is recognised as best practice in supporting people with learning disability and behaviours that challenge. Through assessing the wider social, physical and individual contexts in which such behaviour occurs, it aims to facilitate the understanding of behaviour in order to develop support. The overall goal is to improve a person’s quality of life and the lives of people around them and minimise the chances of behaviour that challenges happening in the first place.  

The North East and Cumbria PBS Steering Group worked collaboratively with a number of partners from across the health and care sector and with Northumbria University to co-develop, validate, co-deliver and evaluate a range of accredited learning programmes in Positive Behavioural Support for the North East and North Cumbria. As such, the PBS approach is becoming a way of life across health, social and education care in the North East and North Cumbria. We have developed a new website that has built upon the previous North East North Cumbria PBS website. The new website is dynamic, innovative and accessible content that brings together all the PBS work for across the region in to one place.

 The website includes:

  • Information to support health, social and education care around PBS with useful information, resources and best practice.
  • Information to support families around PBS with useful information and resources.
  • A PBS Coalition section for those who have completed the university programmes to enable and manage sharing of resources and best practice.
  • Information around upcoming events, courses and latest news and resources published.


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Last updated: 15/02/2021
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