The key responsibilities of Authorised Program Officers (APO) are defined by the Disability Act 2006 (the Act). The Act states the roles of the authorised program officer in relation to the use of restrictive interventions and compulsory treatment.
The Authorised Program Officer has a key role in helping chart a successful path towards the reduction of the use of restrictive practices by keeping an eye out for red flags and helping support the team review progress of behaviour support plans.
- COVID-19 Compulsory treatment factsheet (Word) - April 2020
- Red flags for Authorised Program Officers - disability service providers (Word) - March 2020
- Red flags for Authorised Program Officers - registered NDIS providers (Word) - March 2020
- Recognising and reducing mechanical restraint practice guide (Word) -
- Medications and the restrictive intervention database system (Word)
- Positive practice framework (Word)
- Using restrictive practices in Victoria for NDIS providers (Word)
Resources on our Providers website
- Reducing the use of restrictive clothing as mechanical restraint (Word)
- Independent person toolkit (Word)
- Disability, mental health and medication (Word)
- Experiences of restrictive practices (Word)
- Experiences of restrictive practices - easy read (Word)
- Getting it right from the start - value of good assessment (Word)
- Attachment and trauma in people with an intellectual disability (Word).