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Multi-Agency Behaviour Support (MABS) Service

The Harbour School's MABS Service works together with mainstream school staff to support children and young people to develop their social and emotional skills and behaviour for learning in order to achieve success now and in the future.  MABS provides a range of evidence-based interventions which can involve work with the:
 
  • Child/young person
  • Parents and carers
  • School staff
  • Other agencies
From September 2014 MABS will be a traded service with all secondary schools in Portsmouth, all academies in Portsmouth and all schools and academies outside of Portsmouth.  MABS continues to be funded through collective de-delegation for all maintained primary schools in Portsmouth.
 
The principal benefits of this service are:
 
Access to specialist support for school staff, parents/carers and children and young people.
 
Choice from a wide range of evidence-based interventions depending upon the priorities for your school.
 
Choice from a wide range of training and development for school staff depending upon the priorities for your school.
 
Support to develop children and young people's social and emotional skills and behaviours for learning.  Research demonstrates that social and emotional skills are key to success in life impacting upon relationships, behaviours, happiness, wellbeing and academic success at school.
 
The MABS Service has a proven track record of making a significant difference including:
  • 86% of the children and young people supported by MABS sustain a measurable improvement in their social and emotional skills.
  • 94% of parents/carers rate the support they receive from MABS as either useful or very useful.
  • 100% of parents/carers supported through the Triple P parenting interventions report positive changes in their parenting.
  • 96% of school staff rate the support they receive from MABS as either useful or very useful.
For more information relating to the service and support options availble please click the link below or contact Ian Hunkin, Director (Behaviour and Outreach) on 023 9266 5664.