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Human rights, restrictive practice and capactity training



This is a very popular course due to recent and proposed changes in legislation. When we are supporting someone who is a vulnerable adult there may be occasions when we have to put in place certain restrictive practices for their own, and others, safety. These actions can sometimes impinge on an individuals human rights. Therefore, it is essential that we have a solid understanding of the relevant legislation to ensure the services we are providing are fit-for-purpose and follow best practice guidance.


This course can be run for frontline staff or adapted for middle/higher management to inform good organisational practice.


The areas covered in this course are:


- What does a restrictive practice mean to you?

- Human Rights v Restrictive Practices

- Principle of least restrictiveness


- What are the various types of restrictive practice?

- Physical restrictions

- Environmental restictions

- Electronic restrictions

- Mechanical restrictions

- Chemical restrictions

- What slips through the net?


- How does cotenancy affect restrictions?


- Ristrictions and capacity

- Relevant legislation

- Legislation in a N Irish (or relevant country) contex


- Case studies


- How is capacity determined?

- What happens if the individual doesn't have capacity?


- How does restrictive practice impact on the behaviours we manage?


- What are our duties and responsibilities?




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