Helping providers to help participants
In this edition:
- Introducing Jennifer Engels, EFA Director
- EFA Internal Audit Training SOLD OUT
- NDIS Fact Sheet – Residential Aged Care Providers: Behaviour Support
- NDIS Regulated Restrictive Practices Guide
Meet the Multi-Talented Jennifer Engels
EFA Internal Audit Training
Whoa! This happened quickly! The upcoming EFA Internal Audit Training on 21 June is Sold Out. There is obviously a lot of demand for online quality training such as this and we are already working on scheduling the next one. We may live and breathe auditing but we understand not everyone does so we also want to make it simple and easy to learn and, dare we say, fun!
Keep an eye on our upcoming newsletters and website for details for the next workshop in the near future. Let us know also about any other areas of training which are a priority for you
NDIS Fact Sheet – Residential Aged Care Providers: Behaviour Support and Restrictive Practice Requirements
The NDIS has published an easy to follow flowchart relating to restrictive practice requirements for residential aged care providers who transitioned to the NDIS Commission from 1 December 2020. The flowchart clearly outlines the responsibilities of registered providers depending on whether there is a behaviour support plan in place or not, and is useful for all NDIS providers.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (Restrictive Practices and Behaviour Support) Rules 2018 outlines definitions of regulated restrictive practices. Further information on restricted practices can be found in the NDIS Regulated Restrictive Practices Guide that we discuss in the article below.
NDIS Regulated Restrictive Practices Guide
This comprehensive guide explains what a restrictive practice is (and isn’t) and seeks to inform providers on the five types of regulated restrictive practices, notably:
- chemical restraint
- environmental restraint
- mechanical restraint
- physical restraint
The guide will assist you in identifying each regulated restrictive practice as they may apply to the support you provide for certain individuals. It explains practice advice consistent with a positive behaviour support framework and contemporary evidence informed practice. The intention is to reduce and potentially eliminate the use of restrictive practices where it is possible.
Importantly the NDIS guide highlights the possible impacts and important considerations that providers need to be aware of with the use of regulated restrictive practices.
The area of Restrictive practices and behaviour support is one of the compliance priorities for the NDIS Commission, and it is important for providers either developing and/or implementing behaviour support plans to fully understand and demonstrate implementation of these requirements.
We can help providers with:
– tailored policies and procedures which work to address the requirements of the relevant NDIS Practice Standards and associated NDIS (Restrictive Practice and Behaviour Support) Rules 2018;
– internal audits of your current restrictive practice and behaviour support practices;
– training/workshops to demystify these requirements.
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