define what is meant by restrictive interventions
what is meant by restrictive interventions:
Restrictive Intervention: the act of any intervention which restricts a person’s right and freedom of movement. [ Restrictive intervention can be in forms such as;
• Social intervention – where harmful or destructive behaviour can be contained and moderated with the use of language including facial expressions and words, this intervention may be and
should be used as a primary action.
• Mechanical intervention – the use of devices to prevent or contain a person’s movement such as highchairs, stair gates, barrier erection, locked doors.
• Physical intervention – using actual bodily contact which should only be used with clear justification and in guidance of the settings policies and procedures and staff training. Physical intervention may only be used upon ensuring safeguards are in place for the member of staff and also the person involved and when social and mechanical intervention is not sufficient . Moderate risk to prevent danger to others should be expected but physical intervention may not be used if there is a substantial risk of injury or it conflicts with any individual care plans in place.
• Planned Intervention - using evidence from observations, assessments, care plans and risk assessments. A planned intervention may be ensuring that a member of staff sits with a child at group times to support, facilitate and moderate their behaviour towards the other children.
• Emergency intervention – actions taken to diffuse/deflect unpredicted events
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