What is PBS?

At WHSS we believe Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is an approach that can support behaviour change. Unlike traditional methods, the focus is not on ‘fixing’ the person or on the challenging behaviour itself and never uses punishment as a strategy for dealing with challenging behaviour. The idea behind PBS is that all behaviour serves a purpose. Difficult behaviour can be reduced if we know what children are trying to achieve by behaving in particular ways. The PBS approach aims to teach children more positive and socially appropriate ways of communicating and getting what they want. This makes difficult behaviour ineffective or unnecessary, which means children are less likely to do it.

All our boys have a PBS plan to help us best support them. These are live documents that are updated regularly with strategies and the most current information needed.

PBS means:

Trying to understand why a person behaves the way they do.

Finding ways to prevent the behaviour from happening.

Finding good ways to deal with the behaviour when it does happen.

Avoiding the use of punishments to change a person’s behaviour.

Please watch this animation from BILD and do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Many thanks The PBS Team