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National Framework for Reducing and Eliminating the Use of Restrictive Practices in the Disability Service Sector

Commonwealth Government Department of Social Services Commonwealth of Australia Country Resources Disability Strategies and Plans Australia 21 March 2014 Policy document CRPD, quality care, residential care

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The National Framework focuses on the reduction of the use of restrictive practices in disability services that involves restraint (including physical, mechanical or chemical) or seclusion.

This Framework is the result of the decision by Commonwealth, State and Territory Disability Ministers to develop a National Framework.

The National Framework outlines key principles to guide work in this area and core strategies to reduce the use of restrictive practices in the disability service sector.

The National Framework will also play an important role by enabling all Australian Governments to have a consistent approach to reducing and eliminating restrictive practices.


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