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Centre of Excellence for Clinical Innovation and Behaviour Support

The Centre of Excellence for Clinical Innovation and Behaviour Support oversees the practice reforms arising out of the Disability Services Act amendments by:

Providing guidelines and educative resources, including:

  • guidelines and a model plan for positive behaviour support plans
  • guidelines on the types of actions which require approval as a restrictive practice, with a number of scenarios and examples
  • a template for the model statement about restrictive practices to be provided by service providers to people subject to restrictive practices and the person with continuing interest in the adult
  • specific educative resources about restrictive practices for family members, carers and members of the person’s support network.

Delivering training, including:

  • training to disability service providers in all regions of Queensland to build sector capacity to develop and implement positive behaviour support plans
  • training to professionals working in the disability sector on undertaking assessments of people with challenging behaviour to increase the capacity of assessors and the quality of assessments, as well as increasing the pool of trained assessors
  • awareness training to disability professionals and service providers about working with people with impaired capacity to assist them to understand their rights
  • delivering training and information sessions for family members and for guardians for restrictive practice, about roles and responsibilities under the framework, rights, and positive behaviour supports that reduce the need for restrictive practices
  • training in functional assessment and positive behaviour interventions for disability sector staff.

Please email us to register your interest in training.

The online induction to positive behaviour support training is temporarily unavailable due to maintenance.

Promoting a central point of contact for advice, including:

  • providing a central contact point for disability service providers, family members and others to provide advice on restrictive practices matter (not on specific cases/plans).

Overseeing reporting and recording, including:

  • monitoring the use of restrictive practices, including developing reporting requirements and resources for service providers to assist with their reporting, and developing the system for reporting.

Contact the Centre on 1800 902 006 or email enquiries_DSA_RP@communities.qld.gov.au.

Alternatively, you may wish to contact your local office.