Promote Positive Behaviour

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Promote Positive Behaviour 1.1 The Human Rights Act, The Disability Discrimination Act, The Race Relations Act and the Mental Capacity Act etc inform us of the rights of individuals and tell us what we must/must not do. People who work with challenging behaviour should be trained in PROACT SCIPr which means Positive Range of Options to Avoid Crisis and use Therapy, Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention. 1.2 Restrictive interventions are defined as any intervention that is used to restrict the rights or freedom of movement of a person, including physical restraint or involving the use of chemical restraint, mechanical restraint or seclusion. 1.3 Restrictive interventions may be used only when it’s needed, for example, an individual you are supporting suddenly runs out into a busy road, you then would restrain them for their own safety. Restrictive intervention may not be used on a regular basis as you can demoralise that individual and could potentially cause more challenging behaviour. 1.4 When used restrictive intervention, you have to inform the senior on shift and at staff hand over. You would also need to complete a BRC (behaviour recording chart) and to inform Safe Guarding and possibly CQC. 1.5 When dealing with challenging behaviour, you have to try and avoid using restrictive interventions because it could harm the individual and cause him/her to be more distressed. Restrictive interventions is illegal if the individual hasn’t had risk assessments and support plan written up to say it’s for his/her best interest and the staff, public and other residents own safety. Its also trying to avoid restraint and being proactive, thinking of other ways of dealing with the challenging behaviour in a more positive way. 1.6 Safeguards that must be in place if restrictive interventions are being used are risk assessments, care
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