A Behaviour Support Plan BSP is a document containing strategies to assist people who have behaviorsâ€™ of concern.
A BSP works well when it is regularly updated and monitored by appropriate agencies, doctors, and specialist.
Headings you will often see in a BSP are
- Positive Interventions
- Restrictive Interventions
- Review; Evaluation of Interventions
My introduction to a BSP was during one of those horror stories I had with a colleague about a woman who has behaviorsâ€™ of concern and one of the strategies within her plan was toâ€¦.
â€¦â€¦â€¦..get the other residents out of the room, lay two pillows on the on the floor, then restrained her whilst supporting the head on the pillow until she calms downâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦
In July 2011 the Office of the Senior Practitioner – OSP Victoria will be launching a new online eBSP database that will allow authorized individuals to update and monitor people’s BSPâ€™s
I recently had the opportunity to give feedbackÂ during the development and design phase of the eBSP database, I think it’s great and sure it will be a valuable tool for authorized professionals working in the sector.
The OSP also established a user group made up of approximately 15 disability service providers to trial eBSB database.
BSPâ€™s play important role in protecting the rights of individuals who have behaviorsâ€™ of concern whilst also exposing those medical practitioners who continually prescribed medication as a quick fix, and in some cases without even meeting the individual for whom the medication is for.
I will be publishing more commentary on this great initiative, so watch this space.