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Positive Behavioural Support - A Competency Framework
The PBS coalition, a subgroup of the Challenging Behaviour National Strategy Group, has developed a competence framework with the help of funding from Skills from Care. The framework sets out what people need to know and the skills they need in order to implement PBS with people with learning disabilities whose behaviour is described as challenging.
The framework has been endorsed by Mencap, Ambitious about Autism, Skills for Health, Skills for Care, UK-SBA as well as a number of other organisations.
Dr Peter Baker, Dr Nick Gore & Professor Peter McGill from Tizard have all been heavily involved in the development of the Framework.
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NICE Guideline: Violence and aggression: short-term management in mental health, health and community settings (NG10)
This guideline updates and replaces NICE guideline CG25 (published February 2005). It offers evidence-based advice on the short-term management of violence and aggression in mental health, health and community settings.
New recommendations have been added to cover a broader range of settings, including inpatient psychiatric care, emergency and urgent care, secondary mental health care (such as care provided by assertive community teams, community mental health teams, early intervention teams and crisis resolution and home treatment teams), community healthcare, primary care, social care and care provided in people’s homes. New recommendations have also been added to cover children and young people aged under 16, family members and carers.
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New DOH guidance: Positive and Proactive Care: reducing the need for restrictive interventions
On 3 April 2014 the Department of Health launched its new guidance regarding the reduction of restrictive interventions. The Royal College of Nursing led on reviewing, consulting and developing
the new guidance with an Expert Reference Group. In parallel Skills for Care produced A Positive and Proactive Workforce. Links to both documents are below.
BILD has been involved in the development of both pieces of work through the steering group for Skills for Care and the Expert Reference Group for the DH guidance. The fourth edition of the BILD Code of Practice due to be launched in May is in keeping with the key messages coming out of both sets of guidance.
We are also pleased to state that Sherwood Training's courses are also in keeping with the new quidance and the new BILD Code of Practice. We very much support the new guidance and we are determined to work with our customers in ensuring the implementation of Positive Behaviour Support strategies alongside any training in physical intervention skills. The skills we teach do not include floor restraints or restraints that deliberately cause pain, pressure on joints, hyper-extension or hyper-flexion of joints, pressure on the abdomen or any position that would be likely to interfere with a person's ability to breath freely. In our approach, restraint is ALWAYS a LAST RESORT and a central aim is the reduction of restrictive practices including restraint.
The Department of Health's summary outlines the main elements of the report:
Leadership, assurance and accountability:
Monitoring and oversight:
We will continue to keep you updated on any new developments.
New online presence
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Our physical interventions courses are accredited by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD):
PITAS/10053 - January 2020
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All of our trainers have adult education teaching qualifications
All our courses have been cross-referrenced to the PBS Competency Framework (2015) and QCF
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