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Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, April 2024

We have stepped up advocacy and consultation as we seek to inform government responses to the NDIS Review.
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Editorial: Zero tolerance must be our response to abuse and unsafe practices

Recent high-profile cases show that processes for quality and safety need constant vigilance.

DRC Research Highlights Effective Strategies to Reduce Restrictive Practices

Royal Commission Update


The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney to conduct a review of academic literature aimed at finding ways to reduce the use of restrictive practices on people with disability. The research report: Reducing restrictive practices: A review of evidence-based alternatives was guided by two main questions:

The research adopted an exploratory approach, examining studies from Australia, New Zealand, North America, the UK, and other OECD countries, published between 2012 and 2022. The focus was on alternatives to restrictive practices and did not cover therapeutic supports that prevent distress among people with disability.

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