Draft Challenging Behaviour Strategic Framework
In September 2019, a Challenging Behaviour project was initiated to review the existing Challenging Behaviour Policy, Policy Guideline and tools and to develop and overarching framework document.
Data shows that 77 percent of challenging behaviour incidents involve consumers in 70-89 age range. Mental illness, dementia and delirium continue to be associated with increased risk of challenging behaviour incidents. We recognise that challenging behaviour continues to be a risk to the safety of our staff and our consumers.
The aim of developing the Challenging Behaviour Strategic Framework is to outline the multi-modal approach to preventing and managing the risk of challenging behaviour. It also identifies some priorities for Health.
The following draft documents are currently being consulted on:
- SA Health Challenging Behaviour Strategic Framework (DOCX 120KB)
- SA Health Preventing and Responding to Challenging Behaviour Policy Directive (DOCX 1MB)
- SA Health Challenging Behaviour Safety Management (WHS) Policy Guideline (DOCX 3MB)
- Toolkit Guide (PDF 90KB)
- Tool 1 Quick guide to policy and legal information relating to challenging behaviour (PDF 303KB)
- Tool 2 Organisation-wide self-assessment audit tool for challenging behaviour committees (PDF 260KB)
- Tool 3 Example terms of reference for a health service challenging behaviour prevention and response committee (PDF 71KB)
- Tool 4 Clinical guidelines and additional resources (PDF 241KB)
- Tool 5 Education and training framework (PDF 135KB)
- Tool 6 Guide to reporting and review of challenging behaviour incidents (PDF 160KB)
- Tool 7 Evaluation and metrics (PDF 98KB)
- Tool 8 Challenging behaviour, violence and aggression – post-incident support toolkit (PDF 166KB)
- Tool 9 Consequences of challenging behaviour, violence and aggression (PDF 104KB)
- Tool 10 A stepped response to challenging behaviour by a patient (PDF 51KB)
Consultation for the SA Health Challenging Behaviour Strategic Framework, Policy Directive, Policy Guideline and Tools will close on Friday 28 February 2020.
Please provide any feedback to HealthWHCommunication@sa.gov.au.