Regulated Restrictive Practices
Section 9 of the NDIS Act 2013, defines a restrictive practice as ‘any practice or intervention that has the effect of restricting the rights or freedom of movement of a person with disability’.
We recognise that restrictive practices for people with disability can seriously breach a person’s human rights.
While we do not advocate for the use of restrictive practices, we are qualified to use regulated restrictive practices where they are within a positive behaviour support framework incorporating person-focused and evidence-informed interventions.
We focus our efforts on minimising and eliminating the use of regulated restrictive practices by applying early intervention techniques that are meaningful for the person and that prevent or reduce challenging behaviours.
We currently support a number of Participants who have restrictive practices in place. Some of these Participants have significant complexity with their disabilities and some also have health factors that can affect their support needs.
We recognise that for families, Nominees or Guardians, the process of navigating the systems necessary for supporting a person with restrictive practices can be, at times, confusing or overwhelming.
Both the Providers and Guardians need to comply with the Queensland state based rules as well as those set by the NDIS Commission.
We are currently developing resources for families and carers regarding restrictive practices, and will share these here as they become available.