Surveillance Technology Practice Guide
The Surveillance Technology Practice Guide aims to clarify what is considered ‘surveillance technology’ and assist in identifying circumstances where surveillance technology could be used as part of a regulated restrictive practice. The guide highlights the ethical, human rights, privacy and practice issues with the use of surveillance technology. It outline best practice considerations and safeguards when using surveillance technology with people with disability. This guide was developed for registered NDIS providers including specialist behaviour support providers but may also be of interest to anyone who supports a person with disability.
Safe Transportation Practice Guide
The purpose of the Safe Transportation Practice Guide is to:
- promote the rights and inherent dignity of people with disability,
- assist in identifying the use of regulated restrictive practice when transporting people with disability,
- highlight the special considerations and safeguards relevant to the use of transportation for people with disability,
- provide practice advice consistent with a positive behaviour support framework, contemporary evidence informed practice and the intent to reduce and eliminate the use of restrictive practices, and
- assist registered NDIS providers and NDIS behaviour support practitioners to meet their obligations under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act 2013) and relevant Rules.
Registration requirements for the use of regulated restrictive practices
The Registration requirements for the use of regulated restrictive practices guide is a flow chart that assists participants and their families to identify the types of supports that only a registered NDIS provider can deliver. It also identifies the options available when an unregistered provider is currently involved and using a regulated restrictive practice. An accessible version of the flow chart is included in the appendix.
Compendium of Resources for Positive Behaviour Support
This compendium of resources provides behaviour support practitioners with a comprehensive list of assessment tools that can be used for the purposes of behaviour support assessment, planning, intervention, monitoring and review. It also includes a list of national and international Internet Resources that cover a range of areas of practice in relation to behaviour support.
Quality of Behaviour Support Plans (BSPs) – results of a national audit
The quality of comprehensive BSPs lodged over a 14 month period were audited by the NDIS Commission using the Behaviour Support Plan Quality Evaluation II Tool and the NDIS Companion Tool. The BSPs were assessed and rated across several domains. The BSP Quality paper provides the results of this audit including the domains that were adequately and inadequately addressed and highlights the need for improvement to increase the quality of BSPs.
Policy Guidance: Developing Behaviour Support Plans
This Policy Guidance outlines the NDIS Commissioner’s expectations of specialist behaviour support providers and NDIS behaviour support practitioners when developing behaviour support plans that contain regulated restrictive practices.
Regulated Restrictive Practices Summary and Protocols
This template replaces the existing regulated restrictive practice protocols in the NDIS Commission’s behaviour support plan templates. It was informed by extensive consultation and represents the first step in the release of a revised suite of behaviour support plan templates. Use of this template is not mandatory, however specialist behaviour support providers are expected to ensure that they update and align their practice with this guidance to promote the reduction and elimination of regulated restrictive practices.