- Contacts and locations
- Engagement and consultation
- Policies and guidelines
- Publications and resources
Access and inclusion plans
- Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2014 to 2018
- Our vision - Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
- Disability access and inclusion context
- South Australians living with disability
- Departmental profile - staff with disability
- Disability Access and Inclusion Plan outcomes
- Outcome 1: inclusive and accessible communities
- Outcome 2: economic security and employment
- Outcome 3: rights protection, justice and legislation
- Outcome 4: personal and community support
- Outcome 5: learning and skills
- Outcome 6: health and wellbeing
- Disability Access and Inclusion Plan development and implementation
- ASSIST Therapy Services
- Child and Youth Services
- Exceptional Needs Unit
- Moving On Program
- Office of the Senior Practitioner
Office of the Senior Practitioner
The Office of the Senior Practitioner (OSP) consists of the Senior Practitioner, Professor Richard Bruggemann and Chief Project Officer, Sam Patterson.
We focus on reducing the use of restrictive practices, sometimes called 'restraints'. Our priority is to uphold the rights of South Australians with disability to live free of unauthorised restrictive practices. We seek to support service providers to provide disability services in the least restrictive way.
The OSP team works to:
- increase awareness about restrictive practices, authorisation and consent
- promote positive behaviour support practices
in the South Australian disability services sector.
Restrictive practices involve any practice, device or action that removes or restricts another person's freedom, movement or ability to make a decision, including by:
- aversive restraint
- psycho-social restraint
- chemical restraint
- physical restraint
- mechanical restraint.
Restrictive practices do not include the use of devices for therapy or safety, where being used for their intended purposes, unless the individual objects to their use.
Contact: email Office of the Senior Practitioner
Positive Behaviour Support
The OSP developed the Positive Behaviour Support Guide for the South Australian Disability Service Sector in collaboration with disability service providers.
The Guide is intended to complement the Restrictive Practices Reference Guide and establish a common understanding of Positive Behaviour Support. It outlines key considerations for South Australian disability service providers in the review and/or initiation of Positive Behaviour Support within their organisations.