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What is being taught on Positive Behavioural Support Training: An audit of training provided in the UK

Carson, Juli, Baker, Peter A. (2018) What is being taught on Positive Behavioural Support Training: An audit of training provided in the UK. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 8 (1). pp. 22-28. ISSN 2047-0924. (KAR id:67236)

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Background: Developing a workforce skilled in implementing PBS is a key aim for support services for people with intellectual disabilities who present challenging behaviour support services, and effective PBS training is a fundamental element in achieving this. There has been a substantial growth in the provision of training on PBS but little is known about the quality and content of that training.

Method and Materials: A audit methodology was employed using a bespoke audit tool to evaluate the content of eighteen PBS training courses in the UK found through internet searches of providers of PBS training.

Results: The findings showed considerable variability across training providers and across the essential elements of PBS practice in addition to complexity in informed commissioning of training.

Conclusions: The study concludes that currently the content of PBS training is worryingly inconsistent and variable leaving the process of commissioning subject to arbitrary influence. The argument for need for a formal accreditation process is made.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: intellectual disability, positive behavioural support, training
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter Baker
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2018 16:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:55 UTC
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