Draft Regional Policy on the Use of Restrictive Practices in Health and Social Care Settings and Regional Operational Procedure for the Use of Seclusion

Consultation opened on 07 July 2021. Closing date 01 October 2021 at 17:00.

Summary

We would welcome your views on the draft Regional Policy on the Use of Restrictive Practices in Health and Social Care Settings and Regional Operational Procedure for the Use of Seclusion.
The draft policy provides the regional framework to integrate best practice in the management of restrictive interventions, restraint and seclusion across all areas where health and social care is delivered in Northern Ireland. The emphasis is on minimising the use of restrictive practices and provide clear guidance to ensure best practice when used.

The draft policy draws upon the views of people who use health and social care services, those who have experience of restrictive practices, restraint and seclusion, and best practice from other jurisdictions in the UK and across the world. It aims to ensure that when restrictive practices are used, they are managed in a proportionate and well-governed system.  This policy will play a key role in protecting people, by reducing the risk of misuse and the potential over-reliance on restrictive practices.

Below are a number of documents, all which are part of the consultation:

- Draft Regional Policy on the Use of Restrictive Practices in Health and Social Care Settings and regional Operational Procedure for the Use of Seclusion
- Consultation document
- Equality Impact Assessment
- Regulatory Impact Assessment screening
- Rural Impact Assessment screening
- Children’s Rights Impact Assessment screening
- Annex B – response sheet

Documents

Consultation description

 

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    mentalhealthunit@health-ni.gov.uk
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    Department of Health
    Adult Mental Health Unit
    Room D4.26
    Castle Buildings
    Stormont
    Belfast
    BT4 3SQ

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