This is the website for a consultation being run in the ACT about the use and reduction of the use of restrictive practices. The ACT is considering establishing an Office of the Senior Practitioner and wants to hear the views of the ACT community.

The ACT government has contracted JFA Purple Orange to conduct a a community consultation on how an Office of the Senior Practitioner might operate in the ACT.

There are a number of different ways you can get involved in the consultation:

  • Online survey
  • Email submission
  • Focus groups, Including those held in collaboration with, or via, local peak bodies and membership-based groups
  • Public forums
  • 1:1 telephone interview, especially for individual stakeholders who find it difficult to use the other options

None of these are mutually exclusive; you can access as many ways as you want to ensure your voice is heard.

The Discussion Paper

The discussion paper 'An overview of restrictive practices, and the key issues for consideration in relation to the establishment of an Office of the Senior Practitioner - January 2017' sets out the main considerations when thinking about an Office of the Senior Practitioner in the ACT, we recommend people read it before deciding what they want to say in the consultation.

If you are having trouble accessing the document or you need it in a different format, please contact us at admin@juliafarr.org.au

Or call us on 1300 857 327

Watch this space

We will continue to update the website and provide updates so that you can find a consultation running near you. Please check in regularly for all the latest news.

About JFA Purple Orange

JFA Purple Orange is the social policy agency of the Julia Farr Association Inc. JFA Purple Orange is a social profit organisation that conducts research and engages in dialogue with people with lived experience of disability to develop policy and practice. Our work is anchored on the two principles of Personhood and Citizenhood.

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