Launch of New eLearning Resource: ‘Understanding PBS’

The Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Community of Practice for Scotland are launching a unique new resource focused on PBS. This free and accessible online learning resource is the result of a collaboration between the Scottish Social Services Council and the PBS Community of Practice (

Developing PBS skills and good practice in PBS is a key element in supporting better lives for people with learning disabilities and complex needs. PBS can make a useful contribution to the Scottish Government’s Coming Home agenda ( to ensure that as a sector we are prepared for supporting those people who will be ‘coming home’, over the next few years.

This innovative learning resource provides a comprehensive introduction to PBS for practitioners in health and social care who support people with learning disabilities. It will also be helpful for those working in education settings, and for family carers. The PBS Community of Practice hope that this resource will help develop services for people in Scotland with learning disabilities and complex support needs.  

The new resource will be launched with an online event being organised by the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities. Details are below. There will be a range of speakers to talk about how PBS can improve quality of life for people with learning disabilities and complex support needs. And there will be an opportunity to see the resource and learn how to access it.

Date:       Wednesday 19th April 2023

Time:        12pm-1pm

Hosted by: Dr Anne MacDonald, University of Glasgow & Scottish Government

Speakers will include:

Kate Sanger, family carer & PBS trainer

Dr Jill Jones, NHS Education for Scotland

Lisa Greenan, Scottish Social Services Council

Barrie Wilson, Scottish Social Services Council

Following the launch event, a link to access the eBook will be shared with everyone who registered.

To Register: