QAI considers the use of restrictive practices to infringe the fundamental human rights of people with disability. Restrictive practices are used as a form of behaviour control, applied to individuals considered to be exhibiting ‘behaviours of concern’. There are numerous issues with this, not least the assumption that the problem lies with the individual rather than the systems that control them, and that the solution lies with a restriction of personal freedoms as opposed to structural change.
QAI has written a submission to the Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships on reforming Queensland’s authorisation framework for the use of restrictive practices.
Read our submission, and list of recommendations, here: