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 Restrictive Intervention Self-Assessment Tool (RISET) is an educational tool that's designed to help you understand restrictive practices and how their use can be reduced. RISET does not record any identifying information about you, the house you're working at, or the person with a disability you work with.
- Why is that locked? (Word) - June 2020
- Research on a page - antipsychotic medications (Word) - June 2020
- COVID-19 Compulsory treatment fact sheet (Word) - April 2020
- Recognising and reducing mechanical restraint practice guide (Word)
- Restrictive interventions data system (RIDS) and electronic behaviour support plan (eBSP) FAQ's (Word)
Resources on our Providers website
- Reducing the use of restrictive clothing as mechanical restraint (Word)
- Independent person toolkit (Word)
- Chemical restraint - what disability support workers need to know (Word)
- Intellectual disability and mental illness - too many people on mental illness tablets (Word)
- Experiences of restrictive practices (Word)
- Experiences of restrictive practices - easy read (Word)
- Avoiding and responding to sexualised behaviours of concern in young people with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder (Word)