Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

PBS is an effective way of improving the quality of care of people who may challenge the services which support them. 

This person-centred approach, with proactive interventions, can enhance community presence and participation, choice, respect, and dignity for the individual.

Start date and time

Thursday 30 August 2018 9:30 AM

to Thursday 30 August 2018 1:00 PM

Event cost


Who is it for?

This short course is for Health and Social Care practitioners or family members who provide direct support people with learning disabilities, or a supervisory role in positive behaviour support. 

Topics covered:

• What is PBS?  
• What should PBS look like? 
• Questions to ask to check whether PBS is being used well 
• Family carers using PBS 
• Practical tools

Taught by:

The course is taught by Edinburgh Napier University Lecturer Linda Hume (RNLD, PgCert, FHEA, MSc University of Kent, Clinical Doctorate student at University of Stirling). Linda recently returned to Edinburgh Napier following a secondment as the National Lead for Positive Behaviour Support with the National Autistic Society.


Sighthill Campus, Room 3D07.