This book continues BILD’s strategy to improve practice in this area by focussing on reducing the use of restrictive procedures in a structured and accessible way. The book looks at:
- what we know about how often restrictive practices are used with people with learning disabilities and their potential impact: this is sobering reading and in itself provides justification for this publication
- lessons about the key individual and organisational factors that can lead to reduced use of restrictive practices as well as an exploration of the possible role of PBS in helping deliver these necessary organisational conditions
- a suggested project template for reducing restrictive practices in an organisation
The overall aim is to help services who wish to reduce their use of restrictive procedures to do so in practice.
"... a well written exploration of the history of restraint and focuses predominantly on the benefits for all for the practice of restraint to be reduced or eliminated in all situations."
Hazel Ratcliffe, Learning Disability Today