QAI considers the use of Restrictive Practices as an infringement of the fundamental human rights of people with disability. Despite being cited as necessary to ensure safety, the use of Restrictive Practices often stems from prejudicial and discriminatory attitudes towards people with disability.
Poor quality service provision and a lack of understanding of the person and the perceived ‘behaviour of concern’ can lead to Restrictive Practices being used in situations where less restrictive alternatives are available, yet not pursued. QAI has written a submission in response to the issues paper on Restrictive Practices to the Disability Royal Commission.
You can read the full submission at the links below: