Enabling behaviour support practitioners to meet behaviour support practice standards and registration obligations
National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality & Safeguards Commission
2021 - 2023
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This project is focused on establishing an environment in which people with disability are supported in meaningful, safe and dignified ways that promote their quality of life. The purpose is to develop the resources needed to improve practice in the formulation and implementation of behaviour support plans, and develop a screening/self-assessment tool to ensure behaviour support plans are consistent with legislation, policy and good clinical practice.
This project is being undertaken by a consortium of universities - Flinders University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland.
Flinders University (led by Dr Alinka Fisher) will be responsible for the development of evidence-informed Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) educational resources for PBS practitioners, people with disability and their families, and support providers.
This project reflects the imperatives of current NDIS quality and safeguarding legislative provisions, rules and processes, and will support the NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission in its various functions and responsibilities as they pertain to services for people with disability subject to regulated restrictive practices. In particular it will provide education for the workforce and the technology needed to effectively and efficiently monitor PBS practice. This is needed to ensure that people with disability are supported in meaningful, safe and dignified ways that promote their quality of life.
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