Restrictive practices are actions and environments that stop a person from exercising their rights to move about or behave in specific ways.  Restrictive practices may take the form of seclusion, the use of medication, using a physical restraint or restricting a person’s free access to their environment including items or activities.

We believe that when the use of a restrictive practice is required, the restrictive practice must be the least restrictive response possible in the circumstances. It must reduce the risk of harm to the person or others and should be used for shortest possible time to ensure safety. 

We will work closely with the people around to you to support them to reduce the use of restrictive practices in your life.