Positive Behavioural Support Competence Framework now available!
We are delighted that the Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) Competence Framework is now available to download here for free. The framework has been developed as a collaborative project, made possible by many individuals giving their time for free. In addition, Skills for Care has also provided some funding to help this development.
We are grateful to all!
Many organisations have agreed to endorse the Framework and make it available through links on their own websites. We hope you may wish to endorse the Framework after reading it. Please contact the PBS Coalition by email: email@example.com if you would like to do so.
So what is the PBS Competence Framework and who should use it?
It is a resource that provides a common and shared knowledge and associated actions necessary for the delivery of PBS to people with learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge. Defining PBS competencies was an important and necessary first step as it is vital that we have some agreement about what constitutes a good standard of competence for PBS delivery in the UK. We want it to be used by many different groups including, families & carers, commissioners of services, service providers, direct support staff, health, education or social care professionals, researchers or academic institutes.
How can the framework be used?
The framework could be used to help develop a range of tools and products including a structured and progressive continuing education curriculum for all professionals involved in the delivery of PBS, a framework for human resource management including recruitment, retention and staff progression, assessment tools with which to evaluate individual and group performances.
Any organisation or individual may remix, tweak and build upon the content to meet their own needs, even for commercial purposes. The aim is not to prescribe what these resources may look like; rather it is to provide a common basis upon which such resources may be developed. The only thing that we ask is that the PBS Competence Framework and the work of the PBS Coalition is credited and that new work is shared in the same spirit. The Framework is therefore licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
If you have any questions about the Competence Framework please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org