Restrictive practices

People with a disability are subject to restrictive practices only if they display behaviour that is harmful to themselves or others.

A small number of people with a disability are subject to restrictive interventions (such as restraint or seclusion) or to compulsory treatment, due to the harm they pose to themselves or others. The Act provides strong requirements to ensure that the rights of these people are protected.

The Senior Practitioner, Office of Professional Practice has core responsibility to project the rights of people with a disability subject to restrictive interventions and compulsory treatment.

For more information, see Restrictive interventions and compulsory treatment.