About the PBS Academy

The PBS Academy is a collective of organisations and individuals in the UK who are working together to promote Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) as a framework for working with children and adults with learning disabilities who are at risk of behaviour that challenges.






What is PBS?

PBS is a multicomponent framework for developing an understanding of behaviour that challenges. It is based on the assessment of the broad social, physical and individual context in which the behaviour occurs, and uses this information to develop a range of evidence-based support. The overall goal is to enhance the person’s quality of life, thus reducing the likelihood of challenging behaviour occurring in the first place.

PBS Competence Framework

The PBS Competence Framework (May 2015) provides details of all the things that need to be known and done to provide best practice PBS. A range of resources have been developed to help implement these competencies and are available free from this website.