Why become an Accredited Practitioner?
The public, particularly victims, need to know that a restorative process will be carried out safely and professionally. They need to know that the people delivering the service have the right skills and experience.
By becoming an Accredited Practitioner with the Restorative Justice Council, you can provide the public with the reassurance that your practice has been assessed against national standards and that you can deliver safe, positive, restorative processes.
Accreditation will also give you a sense of pride in your achievement, and will prove to managers and commissioners that you provide a quality restorative service.
"I have really valued the process of accreditation as it has given me confidence in my restorative work and made me take time to think about what I do and why I do it."
Deirdre Leask, Southwark Youth Offending Service
"The online application process was vigorous and demanding, but I found it to be easily accessible and a worthwhile experience to have undertaken. It has given me a huge amount of confidence in my work."
Janet Clark, independent and volunteer practitioner
"Accreditation is vital because it shows that a practitioner is capable of providing good quality, safe restorative practice."
Alun Michael, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales