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 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.

More information

For more information, see the Victorian Senior Practitioner.


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