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Quality and Safeguarding: Reflection and Action

As part of the Quality and Safeguarding Project, NDS is delivering this interactive half-day workshop, developed for coordinators and key support workers promoting best practice.
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An event for allied health professionals delivering disability services to meet peers and colleagues to build connections and enable future referrals, multidisciplinary service delivery and/or collaboration
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Recognising Restrictive Practices Workshop

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Location: Canberra, NSW, Victoria, SA
Date: 29/10/2019 to 28/11/2019

National Disability Services is delivering a series of half-day workshops across Australia to promote a shared understanding of recognising, reducing and eliminating restrictive practices.

Key topics discussed at this workshop

  • Human Rights based approaches and the impact of Restrictive Practices.
  • The national approach to restrictive practices - with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission's Directors of Behaviour Support.
  • Available resources to support providers to meet national reporting requirements and state and territory based authorisation processes.
  • Case studies will be discussed within a facilitated workshop format with topics including:
    • Environmental restraints
    • Duty of care vs. Dignity of risk
    • Restrictive practices for children
    • Understanding least restrictive practices
    • Prescription of chemical restraints
  • State and territory based approaches to restrictive practice authorisation.
  • Local examples of good practice.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.  Please contact the organiser directly with any additional accessibility requirements.

Who should attend?
NDS recommends that service providers, disability support workers, supervisors, behaviour support practitioners and practice leaders attend along with anyone else who may have an interest in the discussions.

Thanks to funding from the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission’s Support for NDIS Providers Grants these workshops are complimentary.

Not yet an NDS member? Visit the NDS membership page.

Date and Time  Location Registration

29 October 9:00am - 12:30pm

All Seasons Hotel 171-183 McIvor Hwy

Bendigo, VIC 3550


31 October 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm 


Professional Development Centre Nature Conservation House

Ground Floor 153 Emu Bank BELCONNEN ACT 2617

7 November 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm 

Wagga RSL Club 
Mirage Room Kincaid St & Dobbs St Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650

Wagga Wagga
12 November 9:00am-12:30pm

Club York Red Room 
95 – 97 York Street Sydney NSW 2000

21 November 9:00am - 12:30pm

Box Hill Town Hall 1022 Whitehorse Road Box Hill, VIC 3128


26 November 2019  9:00am-12:30pm TBA - Whyalla, South Australia  Whyalla
28 November 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm 

U-City, 43 Franklin Street, Adelaide


Contact information

For any enquiries, Please contact Tamara Rogers, Project Coordinator, 03 8341 4319,