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In today’s world, empowerment is not just a buzzword, but a principle that guides the provision of support for individuals with disabilities. The NDIS recognises the importance of empowering individuals, especially when it comes to managing behaviours of concern. One significant aspect of this support is the development and implementation of Behaviour Support Plans (BSPs).

In this blog, we will delve into what NDIS Behaviour Support Plans are, why they matter, and the critical role that ongoing staff and carer training play in their successful implementation.

NDIS Behaviour Support Plan

What is the NDIS Behaviour Support Plan

Behaviour Support Plans (BSPs) aim to understand the root causes of behaviours of concern and develop tailored strategies to manage and reduce these behaviours. The plans focus on positive reinforcement, skill-building, and environmental modifications. BSPs are developed collaboratively with participants, their support networks, and professionals such as psychologists and behaviour therapists. The goal is to help individuals develop new skills, improve well-being, and enhance their quality of life.

Why is empowerment important?

Empowerment is central to the NDIS approach, ensuring individuals with disabilities are active participants in decisions affecting their lives. Empowerment fosters autonomy, choice, and control, enabling people to lead fulfilling lives and reach their potential. It involves respecting rights, promoting independence, and supporting personal goals.

How does the NDIS Behaviour Support Plan work?

The NDIS Behaviour Support Plan has the potential to create a positive and lasting impact on individuals with disabilities. Here are the key components:

  1. Learning New Skills: BSPs help individuals develop alternative coping strategies, reducing the frequency and severity of behaviours of concern and enhancing engagement in enjoyable activities.
  2. Social Inclusion: BSPs equip individuals with tools for effective social interaction, improving communication skills and fostering meaningful relationships.
  3. Support Network: BSPs provide a clear framework for carers, family members, and support workers, ensuring everyone understands their role and learns effective response strategies, promoting consistent support across different environments.


The role of carers and staff in implementing the Behaviour Support Plan

Carers and support workers are vital in implementing BSPs, providing practical assistance, guidance, and emotional support. They help individuals develop new skills, manage challenging behaviours, and achieve their goals. Consistent communication and collaboration with the support network and other professionals ensure coordinated care and shared goals. Carers also contribute valuable feedback for evaluating and adjusting BSPs, ensuring they remain effective and relevant.

NDIS Behaviour Support Plan

Importance of Training

Ongoing training for staff and carers is essential for effective BSP implementation. Training ensures carers understand the strategies and their rationale, enabling consistent application across different settings. It also empowers carers with the skills to support individuals effectively, recognise early signs of distress, and tailor support to individual needs.

Key Benefits of Ongoing Training

  • More effective implementation
  • Consistency in support
  • Reduced risk of burnout
  • Enhanced quality of care
  • Adaptability to participants’ evolving needs


NDIS Behaviour Support Plans are invaluable tools for empowering individuals with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives. However, their success hinges on the commitment and competence of the support network tasked with their implementation. Therefore, prioritising ongoing training for staff and carers is important to ensure that individuals receive the quality support they deserve, enabling them to thrive and achieve their goals. Together, we can create a more inclusive and supportive community where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.


Our experienced specialists can work with you and your clients in terms of a Behaviour Support Plan, reach out to us today.