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ACT Senior Practitioner Act Consultation Forum for People Living with Intellectual Disability

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The ACT Government, as part of a five-year review, wants to hear what you think about the Senior Practitioner Act (SP Act): a law that makes rules for using restrictive practices.

Restrictive practices are actions that stop a person from doing what they want to do. Here are some examples of a restrictive practice:

  • holding a person’s body to stop them from moving or doing what they want
  • making a person be alone in a room or space
  • making a person take medicine so they are easier to control

    JFA Purple Orange has been asked by the ACT Government to speak to those in the community who have experience or knowledge of restrictive practices being used by services covered by the SP Act.

    The rules in the SP Act are for services that help the people in this list:

    • people with disability
    • children and teenagers at school or other places for learning
    • children and teenagers who can’t live with their family because it isn’t safe

    In this session JFA Purple Orange wants to hear from people who live with intellectual disability who have had restrictive practices used on them when receiving those services.

    The restrictive practice could have been used by a disability services provider, a school or childcare centre, or an out-of-home service providers.

    JFA Purple Orange will listen to and take note of your experiences in this 2-hour session, then communicate what we have heard from you and others to the ACT Government. The Government will then consider what changes, if any, need to be made to the law.

    You can read more about the ACT Government's Review here

    Please note that a gift card will be offered to participants in recognition of their involvement and contribution to the discussion.

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