Tear proof clothing procedure

Whilst staff will make every attempt to support an individual’s behaviour using the principles of Positive Behaviour Support and least Restrictive Practice, it is acknowledged that occasions may occur where due to the level of distress or presentation of a patient’s behaviour, staff will be required to restrict a patient’s access to their typical day time clothing providing them with special tear-proof clothing (TPC) as an alternative. This procedure details the requirements for safe use of TPC.