evidence and practice
Positive behaviour support standards audit in an assessment and treatment unit for people with an intellectual disability
Bronwen Davies Clinical psychologist, Learning disabilities psychology, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Cwmbran, Gwent, Wales
Lisa Garvin Trainee clinical psychologist, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
Despina Lazarou Assistant psychologist, Learning disabilities, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Cwmbran, Gwent, Wales
Positive behaviour support (PBS) is a well-accepted, evidenced-based framework for person-centred care and support of people with an intellectual disability. In response to scandals such as Winterbourne View, which saw care home staff jailed for abusing residents, the Transforming Care agenda and the PBS Academy have encouraged the development of standardised practice.
This article describes how the PBS standards developed by the academy were audited in an assessment and treatment unit (ATU). The audit highlighted six areas of priority for service improvement and the results were summarised in a set of recommendations that can be monitored.
Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2019.e1978Peer review
This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated softwareCorrespondence
Davies B, Garvin L, Lazarou D (2019) Positive behaviour support standards audit in an assessment and treatment unit for people with an intellectual disability. Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2019.e1978
Published online: 14 May 2019