If you’ve had an experience with restrictive practices, then it’s important to share this with the Royal Commission. Your response will be used to make improvements and protect people with disability from abuse, exploitation, neglect, and violence.
To make a submission, go here. The following questions are here to help you think about what to say. You don’t need to answer all or any of the questions when making a submission.
Questions to think about
Submission deadline: 2nd October 2020. Download version of the paper here.
- What are restrictive practices?
Do you think that the definition we used is right?
- What types of restrictive practices are used?
Are certain types more common than others?
- How often does this happen?
- Where or when are restrictive practices used?
- Why do people use restrictive practices?
- What are the effects of restrictive practices?
How does it make you feel?
- Do people use restrictive practices differently for:
Different disability types?
People of different age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicity?
First Nations people?
People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds?
- Are any practices used more on these people than others?
- Do restrictive practices lead to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability?
If so, how does this happen?
- Are you happy with the current laws and guidelines around restrictive practices?
What is missing, and how does this affect people with disability?
- In what situations are restrictive practices needed?
What rules should apply?
Do these rules apply to everyone?
- How can we prevent or avoid these practices?
What needs to change to do this?
How can we prevent or manage behaviours of concern?