Restorative Solutions West Yorkshire PCC Service awarded Registered Service Provider status
The RJC is pleased to announce that Restorative Solutions West Yorkshire PCC Service has been awarded Registered Service Provider status.
Restorative Solutions West Yorkshire PCC Service were first awarded our Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) in 2019, we are delighted that the services has successfully transferred over to the RJC’s newly launched Registered Service Provider status. By achieving this status, Restorative Solutions West Yorkshire PCC Service have demonstrated a continued commitment to delivering high quality restorative practice to nationally agreed standards.
As part of their Service Provider Registration, we are delighted to confirm that Tony Walker and Kate Brooksbank have been awarded Advanced Registered Practitioner status alongside Courtney Smith and Caroline Rountree who have been awarded Intermediate Registered Practitioner status and Carole Worthington Hollowbread who has been awarded Foundation Registered Practitioner status.
Jim Simon, the RJC’s chief executive said:
“Having assessed the West Yorkshire Service for their RSQM in 2019, I was delighted that they applied to be assessed against our Registered Service Provider Framework. They have continued to demonstrate their commitment to delivering high quality restorative practice to nationally agreed standards. Practitioners, assessed as part of the Registration process, demonstrated that they put the values of restoration, impartiality, safety and empowerment at the heart of their casework. I would like to congratulate the whole team on their achievement.”
Kate Brooksbank, Restorative Solutions West Yorkshire PCC Service’s Delivery Manager and Tony Walker, Director of Practice Delivery said:
“It is a real achievement to have achieved the Registered Service Provider Status. We continue to be really proud of the service that we have developed in West Yorkshire and we sincerely thank the staff and volunteers who deliver restorative processes to such high standards”
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson said:
“It’s fantastic to see Restorative Solutions attain this recognition for the service they provide to our communities here in West Yorkshire, and a big congratulations to the whole team including the OPCC Commissioning team who work with them very closely.
“There is clear evidence to indicate that the restorative justice approach has made a genuine difference to people’s lives over the years, which is why I commissioned the service in 2018, and have extended it for a further year taking us up to 2022.
“It helps to put victims at the heart of the criminal justice process, understanding some of the very human aspects involved. It can also help victims feel like they have gained some form of closure and equally assist in putting offenders on a more positive path that deters future criminal behaviour in their community and fosters a real understanding of the harm they caused.”