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Regulated Restrictive Practices: What makes a quality submission?

Posted 4th November 2021 by The Rosewood Centre

The Rosewood Centre is delighted to be hosting a webinar on Regulated Restrictive Practices, with a particular focus on what makes a quality submission. Our expert panellists will be providing insights, guidance and support into areas including:

  • The legislative foundations and overall purpose of the Restrictive Practice Panels
  • Who should attend a Panel and why?
  • The content and structure of submissions, including relevant supporting documentation
  • The scope of questions a Department of Communities and Justice Independent Specialist may ask at a panel
  • The types of conditions and recommendations that can be made to safeguard an individual’s rights.

Following the presentation, there will also be an opportunity for participants to engage in a Q&A session with the panel.

All participants will receive an email immediately after registering, in addition to a reminder email on the day of the event containing the Zoom details.

Event Details

Time: 12:30PM-2:00PM
Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Location: Zoom

Find out more and RSVP here

Expert Panelists


Dr Mark Clayton operates Behaviour Change Consulting (BCC), which focuses on client safeguarding (Behaviour Support and restricted practices), clinical governance and staff development, and provides consultation services to NGOs across all states and territories. BCC is contracted to the NSW Department of Communities and Justice as an Independent Specialist for Restricted Practices and iCare NSW.


Peter Conway is a disability service professional and founded Peter Conway Consultancy in 2007. As an advanced-level registered NDIS Behaviour Support Practitioner, Peter offers positive Behaviour Support services to NDIS participants, as well as PBS policy, practice, and training to NDIS Providers who support people with a disability and complex needs.


Faren Brewer has been working as a Behaviour Practitioner for more than nine years and is currently the Clinical Lead for Behaviour Support within the Samaritans Therapy and Behaviour Support team. She is also a DCJ Independent Specialist, where she helps organisations and behaviour practitioners to explore new ways to reduce the need for restrictive practices and ensure better outcomes and quality of life for the participant.


Stephen Groombridge has 30+ years of experience in providing Behaviour Support services to people with intellectual, traumatic brain, and complex (mixed) disabilities. He has established and managed several state-of-the-art clinical Behaviour Support programs in the Hunter and Mid North Coast regions. Stephen has also presented at a number of state, national and international conferences. His major areas of interest include intellectual disability, mental health, neuro-developmental disorders, traumatic brain injury, complex trauma, neuropsychiatry and their overall interface with human behaviour.


Pam Cuelho has been working in the disability sector since 2007. She has had a variety of roles in the NSW Department of Communities and Justice including the Community Justice Program, Statewide Behaviour Intervention Service, Performance Improvement in the Reportable Incidents Team, and now as Senior Project Officer in the Central Restrictive Practices Team. Pam has extensive experience providing support and guidance to NDIS providers on the NSW RPA Policy and NSW RPA System. She is passionate about helping services deliver genuine person-centred approaches and protecting the rights of people with disability.

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