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Monday, June 10 2013

National Framework for Reducing the
 Use of Restrictive Practices

Council on Community and On 3 May 2013, Standing Disability Services Ministers considered a draft proposed National Framework for Reducing the Use of Restrictive Practices in the Disability Service Sector (the proposed National Framework).  The proposed National Framework was developed jointly by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments and based on consultation to date from non-government stakeholders.

LISA Comment:  The first consideration of Restrictive Practices is Containment /Restraint , for which there is considerable written material and discussion, especially by the Senior Practitioner in Victoria.

Whereas, we look at those restrictive practices having the primary intention of  maintaining psychological power over people, especially vulnerable people and their often almost equally vulnerable stakeholders.

Current captive market, charity hand-out, block funded, support services have a natural and traditional restrictive practice culture that the consumer and their stakeholders should consider themselves lucky to get anything, and must never, ever, complain.

Power over people, the consumers and their stakeholders, is supported by the consumer and their stake holders being seen as lesser people by the captive market service providers as a result of having to take support service funding from government revenue the public purse.

This power over people is maintained by captive market service providers having no reason to retain consumers or provide customer service and satisfaction.  They being as difficult and covert as possible with their service provision per se, and especially difficult and covert when their service level, quality, accountability and transparency is questioned by the consumer and/or their stakeholders.


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