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 Despite their best attempts to achieve "Restraint Free" status, many residential aged care organisations fail. Equally, many of those who claim to achieve "Restraint Free" care, fail to comprehend those aspects of care and environmental design that are in fact, forms of restraint.

The adaption by the sector of Clent Directed Care will mean that staff will require a better understandng of issues around restraint.


This workshop introduces staff to the main issues around restraint in the health & aged care sector. It explores the dilemmas which commonly arise around restraint and examines the roles and responsibilities of care professionals and stakeholders in choosing restraint. The workshop is based on the Australian Government ‘Decision- Making Tool: Supporting a Restraint Free Environment in Residential Aged Care’.2012


In this workshop, participants will;

  • explore and develop insight into the many forms of restraint

  • understand the roles and responsibilities of staff around restraint at, and for, every level within an organisation

  • understand the relationship between restraint and 'challenging' behaviour

  • understand the process of decision making and accountability for the decision to restrain

  • understand staff responsibilities to the person being restrained

  • understand responsibilities for reporting and recording episodes of restraint




  • DURATION: 4-5 Hours

  • VENUE REQUIREMENTS: Large room to accommodate 5 tables of 5 plus a table and 1 chair for the trainer/facilitator, access to power, screen or wall to show data projection, white board

  • Handouts provided

  • Certificates of attendance provided



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