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Clamping down on the use of restrictive practices

01 March 2012

Learning Disability Practice


Longer life expectancy is associated with a higher risk of dementia and associated behaviours, many of which can be difficult to manage and lead care staff to apply...

Reducing the use of restrictive practices by applying a human rights-based approach

25 May 2022

Learning Disability Practice


In 2021 the Welsh Government launched a new framework for reducing the use of restrictive practices in childcare, education, health and social care settings. A...

Best practice in caring for adults with dementia and learning disabilities

05 October 2016

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

People with learning disabilities, particularly Down’s syndrome, are at increased risk of dementia. At present, services and care tailored to people with both...