We aim to deliver least restrictive, restraint-free support. To do this we have developed our own Restraint Reduction Network certified training (https://bildact.org.uk/certified-organisations/) and support most staff to exit this training pathway before learning any physical interventions at all. We have won awards for successful restriction reduction at organisational and personal levels.
MacIntyre’s own PBS training pathway includes PBS Elements, Human Right & Non-Restrictive Strategies, the MacIntyre PBS Leaders programme, bespoke courses and our PBS Special Interest Group. These are linked to the PBS Academy Competency Framework and associated guidance and our PBS Elements course has been peer reviewed via Skills for Care.
MacIntyre recognises that in order to support well, staff need to have good levels of personal wellbeing and resilience. We invest significantly in recognising, rewarding and supporting our staff and are working with the University of Kent Tizard Centre to further improve our support for staff who experience concerning events at work.
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What is "Behaviour of Concern"
MacIntyre uses the terms behaviour of concern, distress and changed behaviour depending on the person and the situation.
Behaviour of Concern as Communication
We view behaviour as a way of communicating and work hard to understand the message, listen to people and look for a solution.
PBS in Children and Young People Services
Our community-based No Limits education provisions, our school, our children’s homes and our academies each work within the MacIntyre framework.
PBS in Specialist Support and Transforming Care Services
Our dedicated Lead PBS Coach for Specialist Services works closely with these teams.
Sector endorsement and best practice
2019 Best Practice poster presentation at the Challenging Behaviour Foundation – National Strategy Group2018 Winner Inclusive Practice Award…
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