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Restric­tive Practices

A Restric­tive Prac­tice is any prac­tice … that has the effect of restrict­ing the rights or free­dom of move­ment of a per­son with dis­abil­i­ty with the pri­ma­ry pur­pose of pro­tect­ing the per­son or oth­ers from harm’ . These prac­tices can also be called restric­tive inter­ven­tions. Restric­tive prac­tices are often autho­rised for use as part of a person’s behav­iour sup­port plan to make sure peo­ple can be sup­port­ed safe­ly. There are 5 key types of restric­tive practices:

  • Phys­i­cal restraint
  • Chem­i­cal restraint
  • Envi­ron­men­tal restraint
  • Mechan­i­cal restraint
  • Seclu­sion

Restric­tive prac­tices can have a seri­ous impact on the health and well­be­ing of peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ty. This is one of the rea­sons why Aus­tralia has made a com­mit­ment to reduc­ing and elim­i­nat­ing the use of restric­tive prac­tices for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ty. The Nation­al Qual­i­ty and Safe­guard­ing Com­mis­sion and the NT Senior Prac­ti­tion­er pro­vide guid­ance on reg­u­lat­ed restric­tive prac­tices, autho­ri­sa­tion and monitoring.

Woolly­butt Spe­cial­ist Ser­vices is com­mit­ted to reduc­ing and elim­i­nat­ing the use of restric­tive prac­tices, and pro­vid­ing sup­ports in an envi­ron­ment that is free from the threat of harm, injury or mal­treat­ment. We are trained in iden­ti­fy­ing and report­ing instances of unau­tho­rised use of restric­tive practices.

Our staff, the peo­ple we sup­port and their car­ers should be aware that any alle­ga­tions or sus­pect­ed instances of unau­tho­rised use of restric­tive prac­tices, may be report­ed to the NDIS Qual­i­ty and Safe­guards Commission

For more infor­ma­tion and guid­ance about restric­tive prac­tices the fol­low­ing links can be helpful.

https://​www​.ndis​com​mis​sion​.gov​.au/​r​e​g​u​l​a​t​e​d​-​r​e​s​t​r​i​c​t​i​v​e​-​p​r​a​c​tices

https://​www​.nds​.org​.au/​i​m​a​g​e​s​/​r​e​s​o​u​r​c​e​s​/​N​D​S​-​Z​T​-​R​e​c​o​g​n​i​s​i​n​g​-​R​e​s​t​r​i​c​t​i​v​e​-​P​r​a​c​t​i​c​e​s​-​g​u​i​d​e​_​F​i​n​a​l.pdf

https://​health​.nt​.gov​.au/​p​r​o​f​e​s​s​i​o​n​a​l​s​/​r​e​s​t​r​i​c​t​i​v​e​-​p​r​a​c​t​i​c​e​s​-​a​u​t​h​o​r​i​s​ation

https://​www​.facs​.nsw​.gov​.au/​p​r​o​v​i​d​e​r​s​/​d​e​l​i​v​e​r​-​d​i​s​a​b​i​l​i​t​y​-​s​e​r​v​i​c​e​s​/​r​e​s​t​r​i​c​t​i​v​e​-​p​r​a​c​t​i​c​e​s​-​a​u​t​h​o​r​i​s​a​t​i​o​n​-​p​o​r​t​a​l​/​r​p​a​-​r​e​s​o​u​r​c​e​s​/​r​e​s​o​urces


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