Newcastle Youth Offending Team awarded the RSQM
The RJC is pleased to announce that Newcastle Youth Offending Team has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).
Chris Straker, the RJC’s interim chief executive, said:
“I would like to offer my congratulations to Newcastle Youth Offending team for successfully completing the RSQM. This is an achievement that demonstrates their commitment to providing the safest and most effective restorative practice.”
The RSQM is a badge of quality that guarantees that a service provides safe, high quality restorative practice which meets the six Restorative Service Standards. Newcastle Youth Offending Team joins other RSQM awardees – in sectors ranging from criminal justice through education to care – delivering high quality restorative processes.
David Parks, team manager, Newcastle Youth Offending Team, said:
“Newcastle YOT is very happy that we have been awarded the RSQM and recognises the hard work put in over the past years to provide excellent restorative justice services. It provided us with an opportunity to reflect upon all our processes and policies and consider restorative justice as a whole service approach not just the preserve of a few dedicated staff.
“The RJC was very helpful in guiding us through the process of application and ensuring that we provided the best evidence we had for assessment.”