A small number of people with a disability are subject to restrictive practices, which are used to protect the person from causing harm to themselves or others.

A restrictive practice is any practice or intervention that has the effect of restricting the rights or freedom of movement of a person with a disability.

A restrictive practice is a regulated restrictive practice if it is, or it involves, seclusion, chemical restraint, mechanical restraint, physical restraint or environmental restraint.

The use of regulated restrictive practices by disability service providers must be included in a behaviour support plan and reported to the Victorian Senior Practitioner

The use of regulated restrictive practices by registered NDIS providers must be included in an NDIS behaviour support plan prepared by an NDIS behaviour support practitioner and reported to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. 

The Victorian Senior Practitioner uses the Behavior Support Plan Quality Evaluation tool II (BSP-QE II) to measure the quality of behaviour support plans.

We know from research that high quality support plans result in the reduction of restrictive practices (see Webber, Richardson, Lambrick & Fester, 2012). 

More information

For more information, see the Victorian Senior Practitioner.

Contact

Phone: (03) 9096 8427  
Email: Victorian Senior Practitioner