Reforming Queensland’s authorisation framework for the use of restrictive practices in NDIS and disability service settings

Consultation Open

  • Locking gates, doors and windows in response to a skills deficit

    The Ministerial review found that the practices of locking gates, doors or windows in response to a skills deficit—which are currently defined under the DSA as not being restrictive practices and are subject to a policy-based safeguarding framework—should instead be defined and regulated as restrictive practices. This would ensure the same level of safeguards apply to these practices as to other types of restrictive practices, and would achieve greater national consistency (given that these practices are considered restrictive practices under the relevant Commonwealth legislation).

    This finding is consistent with the findings of the independent review. The regulation of the practices of locking gates, doors or windows in response to a skills deficit is also considered in more detail in subsequent sections of the consultation paper.





Cultural Acknowledgement

We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors of this land, their spirits and their legacy. The foundations laid by these ancestors - our First Nations peoples - gives strength, inspiration and courage to current and future generations towards creating a better Queensland.

We walk together on our shared journey of reconciliation where all Queenslanders will be equal and the diversity of Aboriginal cultures and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities across Queensland are fully recognised, respected and valued by all.