RESTRICTIVE
PRACTICES

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) recognises the importance of promoting positive behaviour support and reducing the use of restrictive practices. Restrictive practices are any practices that restrict a person's freedom of movement or ability to communicate, and are only to be used as a last resort when all other options have been explored.

At our organisation, we prioritise the well-being and individual rights of people with disability. We are committed to ensuring that restrictive practices, when used, are implemented in a safe, ethical, and person-centered manner. Our approach focuses on providing alternatives to restrictive practices and fostering positive behaviour support to address challenging behaviours effectively.

NDIS recognises the importance of placing the person with disability at the centre of decision-making. The use of restrictive practices should be guided by the individual's preferences, goals, and values. We work closely with individuals, their families, and support networks to ensure their voices are heard and their rights are respected throughout the process.

Before implementing any restrictive practice, a thorough assessment of risks and benefits is conducted. This involves identifying the underlying causes of challenging behaviours, analysing potential risks and consequences, and developing strategies to mitigate those risks. Regular monitoring and review are essential to ensure the ongoing safety and effectiveness of any implemented restrictive practices.

NDIS encourages the reduction and elimination of restrictive practices whenever possible. This is achieved through the implementation of positive behaviour support strategies, such as developing individualised behaviour support plans, teaching alternative skills, modifying the environment, and providing appropriate supports to prevent or redirect challenging behaviours effectively.

Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive training and support to individuals, their families, and support workers regarding restrictive practices. We emphasise the importance of understanding the ethical and legal implications of using restrictive practices, as well as providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement alternative strategies that promote positive behaviour outcomes.

As part of our commitment to transparency and accountability, we strictly adhere to all reporting requirements and compliance measures set by the NDIS. Our aim is to ensure that any use of restrictive practices is thoroughly documented, reviewed, and reported accurately.

We at our organisation understand the complexities surrounding the use of restrictive practices and the importance of striking a balance between safety, individual rights, and positive behaviour support. We are dedicated to working closely with individuals, their families, support workers, and other professionals to develop and implement strategies that enhance quality of life while minimising the need for restrictive practices.