The Disability Services (Restrictive Practices) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 is part of a package of reforms to improve the operation of the framework and outcomes for adults.
The policy and practice reforms focus on building the capacity of service providers to implement positive behaviour support in their organisations and understand the restrictive practices framework; and maintaining protections for adults by empowering clients and their family members to understand the framework, be engaged in the process, and exercise their rights.
The Centre of Excellence for Clinical Innovation and Behaviour Support will oversee these policy and practice reforms arising out of the review:
Guidelines and educative resources
developing specific educative resources about restrictive practices for family members, carers and members of the person’s support network.
developing a policy to require the person conducting the assessment and developing the positive behaviour support plan to consult with and consider the views of family members and/or members of the person’s support network, including a guardian or advocate if there is one.
delivering training and information sessions for family members and for guardians for restrictive practice, about roles and responsibilities under the framework, and positive behaviour supports that reduce the need for restrictive practices.
Central point of contact for advice
being a central point of contact for disability service providers, family members and others to provide advice.