Promote Positive Behaviour

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Promote positive behavior By Natalie Glasspool Birchwood House Karen Taylor 1.1 In order to promote positive behaviour in a care setting or organisation you should follow legislation made by government such as the Human Rights Act 1998, codes of practice and relevant policies set out by your work place. It is important to read and understand these legislations and policies and then apply them to working practice. We receive mandatory training that reinforces the trusts policies and keeps us informed of any changes to be aware of. Best practice tells us that if we keep good notes and share information with colleagues correctly then we will be able to help and support patients correctly and encourage positive behaviour. 1.2 Restrictive interventions are ways and methods that prevent an individual from carrying out a certain task. 1.3 Restrictive interventions must only be used if the individual is at risk of injuring themselves or others, or if coursing damage to property or illegal behavior. 1.4 If an incident occurred where restrictive intervention was needed then the clinic manager or senior nurse must be informed immediately. An incident form will be filled in and sent to human resources and the incident team within the trust. 1.5 Where possible the least restrictive interventions should be used as they can sometimes escalate the problem rather than defuse it. Using the least possible restrictive intervention will prevent further harm to any individual involved and will avoid the intervention being deemed as abuse. 1.6 In order to safeguard both the staff member and individual during a restrictive physical intervention, they must only be carried out by a trained member of staff. It must be reasoned that all other measures have been attempted and failed before carrying out restrictive intervention. If at

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