Below you will find a glossary of terms used across our website.
LD - Learning Disability
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
CPA - Care Programme Approach
MHA - Mental Health Act
QDR - Quality Development Review
PATHS - Positive Behaviour Support, Appreciative Inquiry, Therapeutic Outcomes, Healthy Lifestyles, Safe Services
PBS - Positive Behaviour Support
RCA - Root Cause Analysis
SUI - Serious Untoward Incidents
The Care and Support Jargon Buster from SCIE
This is a plain English guide to social care words and phrases. The definitions are plain English rather than legal, and were developed and tested by a steering group that included people who use services, carers, representatives from local authorities, information providers and key stakeholders from across the social care sector.
The Care and Support Jargon Buster won a Plain English Campaign Award in 2013.