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ERIC Number: EJ1108374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
An Evaluation of a Behavioural Support Team for Adults with a Learning Disability and Behaviours That Challenge from a Multi-Agency Perspective
Christopher, Rose; Horsley, Sarah
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v44 n3 p194-203 Sep 2016
The Dudley Behavioural Support Team (BST) was set up based on Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) principles to support individuals with behaviours that challenge. The Winterbourne Review emphasises the importance of developing high-quality specialist community services and the Ensuring Quality Services (Local Government Association & NHS England, "Ensuring quality services," London, 2014) document was released to guide the commissioning of such services. The document sets out standards and guidance for those supporting individuals with behaviour that challenges. This evaluation aimed to investigate whether the BST meets the guidance set out in Ensuring Quality Services from the perspective of other services. A questionnaire was developed to collect data from 19 staff members from services with experience of working with the BST, to address the points raised in Ensuring Quality Services. The quantitative results indicated that the BST are meeting the guidance to a high standard and qualitative data suggested this is achieved through a focus on joint working and a fluid, flexible approach. In conclusion, the BST appears to be a valuable resource from the perspective of services working with them to support individuals with behaviours that challenge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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