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Disability Royal Commission publishes report on eliminating restrictive practices

Royal Commission Update


The Disability Royal Commission (DRC) has published a research report on eliminating restrictive practices of people with disability. Restrictive Practices — A Pathway to Elimination argues that restrictive practices contradict the human rights of individuals with disability, causing trauma, harm and dehumanisation.

The research report from the University of Melbourne, the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney recommends prohibiting restrictive practices, addressing historical injustices and promoting positive behaviour support. It calls for deinstitutionalisation and proper resourcing of independent living, plus approaches that are trauma-informed and recognise autonomy.

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