Creating individual plans to support your Behaviour needs.
Individual plans that help you understand and work through your behaviours.
What is a Behaviour support plan?
At ASR, we understand that the many ways people experience things can offer us insight into how they feel and what they need. Understanding this and being equipped with the right tools and knowledge to support people, is best practice care. Behaviour Support Plans are a powerful tool for this process. A person with a good BSP is a Better Supported Person.
Identify and Assess
Part 2: PLan, implement and evaluate
Frequently asked questions
Many changes in behaviour are a signal that the person is stressed – or that they have an unmet need. It might be be to do with things going on in the environment someone is in, trying to communicate a feeling, or to cope with an unmet need or to respond to something unwelcome. This can be internal (in the mind or body) or external (something about the situation).
Behaviour support starts with knowing the individual. Focusing on understanding the finer details about the person in your care (their likes and dislikes, past experiences and routines) is key to understanding what the person is experiencing or attempting to communicate. This allows us to respond with appropriate care strategies to support them to the best of our ability.
Careful assessment, planning and partnership, enables effective responses to behaviour. The use of your behavioural assessments and tools (such as the BAF and BFC) , as well as partnership with the person in your care, their friends, family and wider care team, allows ongoing care and support to address their needs.
Behaviour support is about the processes used to:
- Proactively avoid things that might negatively impact a person and cause changes in their behaviour
- Proactively respond to and care for, a person expressing the need for support through a changed behaviour.
The term ‘changed behaviours’ is descriptive rather than prescriptive. What constitutes changed behaviour, will differ depending on the individual expressing the behaviour. For this reason, identifying ‘changed behaviour’ that need responding to requires a good understanding of the person in your care, and whether the behaviour being experienced is different from what is ‘normal’ behaviour for that person. It is also important to consider whether the behaviour is distressing to that person or to others or to both.
- Identify: The immediate actions to take following identification of a changed behaviour.
- Assess: The assessments and investigation into a changed behaviour that are necessary to identify, eliminate or alter potential cause.
- Plan, Implement, and Evaluate: The process and requirements for developing/ reviewing, implementing and evaluating a Behaviour Support Plan to improve care for a person requiring behaviour support