NDIS providers used unauthorised restraints on clients over a million times in 12 months

Exclusive: Carers use of methods such as sedating or strapping a person down more than doubles in a year

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National disability insurance scheme providers used unauthorised restraints on clients – such as sedating or strapping down a person, or depriving them of their personal belongings – more than one million times in 2020-21.

The new figures, reported to federal parliament by the NDIS quality and safeguards commission, show a 240% increase on the previous 12-months and have prompted calls for an investigation.

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