10.1f Describe what constitutes restrictive practices

Restrictive practices are actions that may need to be used such as physical restraint, medication or seclusion. It must always be legally and ethically justified and only used when absolutely necessary to prevent the individual from coming to serious harm. If you do not use a restrictive practice appropriately, you will almost certainly be breaching the human rights of the individual involved, so you should only use them when it is absolutely necessary and you are confident it is the right course of action.