Promote Positive Behavior

1. Understand how legislation, frameworks, codes of practice and policies relate to positive behaviour support.
In all aspects of my role I am regulated by my company’s policies and government legalisation.   I have been trained in mandatory training courses that cover the vulnerable adults act making sure that I understand the legal policies in place to provide the best care for the mentally Ill people that I support. I am responsible for recording and logging any incidents of challenging behaviour as well as logging and discussing the support that was given to the individual.   My place of work is also inspected regular by the CQC who check that our team is following the correct care standards as well as how we encourage positive behaviour.   Following this we also have an in-house monthly check where again we are assessed on how well we follow the national minimum care standards are well as promoting positive behaviour, lifestyles, education etc.  
The Disability Act 2006

Restrictive intervention is defined in the Act to mean ’any intervention that is used to restrict the rights or freedom of movement of a person with a disability Including chemical restraint, mechanical restraint and seclusion’. The Act provides a much greater level of scrutiny and accountability for disability service providers, who use restrictive interventions or compulsory treatment, including:

  * creation of a Senior Practitioner position
  * a requirement for disability service providers to be approved by the Secretary to use restrictive interventions

The use of all forms of physical intervention and physical contact are governed by the criminal and civil law. The unwarranted or inappropriate use of force may constitute an assault. In addition the application of physical restraint may infringe the human rights of a young or vulnerable person. However in certain circumstances the use of a Restrictive Physical Intervention can be justified:

  * In school...