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Brighton & Hove City Council provides restorative training for practitioners working both within and outside of the Criminal Justice System. Courses include RJ Facilitator training and restorative approaches within Health & Adult Social Care, Children's Services, supported accommodation, housing, community safety and schools. We can develop bespoke training for your organisation. Trainers are primarily based within Youth Offending & Community Safety.
CALM (Confidential and Local Mediation) is a London based charity, formed in 1995. We specialise in conflict resolution and Restorative Justice. We train volunteers in Restorative Justice, to deliver casework in the community and professionals such as Probation Officers, to raise awareness within the criminal justice system. All CALM's training is accredited by OCNLR (Open College Network London Region), a nationally recognised examining body.
We work with schools, adults in prisons and victims across London to deliver Restorative Justice in minor incidents or with serious offences.
Contact: Corinne Rechais
Address: Unit 10, Berghem Mews, Blythe Road, Hammersmith, London, W14 0HN
Tel: 020 7603 4014
Conexus provides thoughtful, thorough and highly engaging bespoke training courses ranging from half-day or twilight sessions, 1-day introductory, 3-day conference facilitation and a positively evaluated Train the Trainer programme.
Over 10 years' experience of working in and with schools, youth services, youth offending services and local authorities to implement, embed and evaluate their restorative practice.
Alongside training, Conexus provides strategic support and challenge to enable organisations to build robust and responsive systems and relationships that grow from rather than suffer from conflict.
Restorative practices are used actively by police officers and staff within Dorset Police. The Safe Schools & Communities Team deliver training internally and externally to a number of local partners across Dorset including services within education, social services, local fire and rescue and the local authority. The training includes:
• Restorative conversations (1 day)
• Restorative facilitator training (3 days)
If you are an organisation within Dorset and you are looking for restorative training please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Contact: The Safe Schools & Communities Officer
Address: Safe Schools & Communities Team, Verwood Police Station, Station Road, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 7PU
Tel: 01202 222844
International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Europe (UK Registered Charity No. 1106409) www.iirp.eu.
As an integral part of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School www.iirp.edu , the leading international professional development organisation in the field of restorative practices, IIRP Europe offers a wide range of services in all aspects of Restorative Practices. With the longest European pedigree in the field, IIRP Europe offers a high standard of professional development, training, service delivery and consultancy in all aspects of implementation and delivery of Restorative Justice Conferencing and Practices across all fields of practice.
Our core and several bespoke events and course are delivered in the UK and Ireland by our official partner organisation 'SynRJ'. www.synrj.uk
You will find our current training opportunities here: http://events.iirp.edu/events/region/europe/
We offer RJC members a 10% Discount on most of our Workshops, Training Courses, CPD Events and National / Regional Conferences.
Kent Youth Justice Servics provides training for all staff and volunteers that work with young people in Kent. Tina Mallard who is the trainer for Kent has been practicing since 2002. She has been training since 2003. As a Referral Order Manager Tina was also commissioned by the Youth Justice Board to assist in the development of the Referral Order Guidance and the RJ Training for Referral Order Panel Members. Tina is also a qualified Mediator and assists with workplace conflict.
The Team is committed to a balanced, non-judgemental restorative approach to working with young people and the victims of their crimes. We aim to empower young people and victims, giving them a voice in a safe and respectful environment.
We also seek to work in partnership with Police, schools, Children’s Services and care providers to increase the use of restorative approaches and to support the safe delivery of restorative practice. The overall aim of this partnership work being to reduce conflict and the criminalisation of young people, as well empowering individuals, repairing harm and strengthening relationships.
Within the London Borough of Sutton we are the lead trainers on restorative approaches and restorative justice training. Our training is delivered by accredited and experienced restorative practitioners, in accordance with the best practice standards of the Restorative Justice Council (RJC).
Contact: Angela Killalea
Tel: 0208 770 4842
Dr Marian Liebmann has worked at a day centre for ex-offenders, with Victim Support and in the Probation Service. She was director of Mediation UK for four years and projects adviser for three years, working on restorative justice issues. Since 1998 she has worked freelance as a consultant and trainer, with youth offending teams, mediation services and prisons in the UK. Marian has also undertaken work in several African and East European countries, including training 180 victim-offender mediators in Serbia and Montenegro.
In 2005 Marian received a special merit award of the Longford Prize for her pioneering work in art therapy, restorative justice and mediation. She has written and edited ten books including <em>Restorative Justice: How It Works. In July 2010 she received her PhD at Bristol University.
Recent restorative justice work has included training residents on a housing estate in South Bristol, research on domestic violence and restorative justice in Cardiff Prison and three presentations at the UN Crime Congress Ancillary Programme in Brazil, April 2010.
Courses can be tailor-made to clients' requirements and include: victim-offender mediation, restorative conferencing, restorative justice in prisons, role play practice, community mediation skills, conflict resolution, art and conflict, art and anger management, art-based learning.
Discounts are available for RJC members.
Address: 52 St Albans Road, Bristol, BS6 7SH
Tel: 0117 942 3712
Norfolk County Council Children’s Services is the lead partner in a multi-agency partnership working to embed restorative practices across services to children, young people and the families and communities in which they live and within Norfolk schools, as well as leading on the delivery of restorative approaches training and interventions.
Together with colleagues in our Youth Offending Team we are able to provide bespoke training in restorative practices at both practitioner and trainer level. Short introductory courses are also available.
We have delivered restorative practices training to;
• children’s residential homes
• foster carers
• Youth Offending Team staff
• Referral Order Community Panel Members
• colleagues from across the children and young people’s sector
Restorative Approaches Team
Telephone: 01603 679125
Peacemakers works in primary and secondary schools in the West Midlands. We educate for peace by developing the knowledge and skills to resolve conflicts and build relationships. We work with staff and pupils in a variety of ways to create more peaceful learning environments.
Our work is inclusive, dynamic, experiential – developing skills such as listening, cooperation, emotional vocabulary, problem solving, empathy, affirmation and mediation. We also work with schools developing the skills to build, maintain and repair relationships cross-school. This combines the work listed above with the development of a whole school ethos based on Restorative Approaches.
* 1 day Introduction to Restorative Approaches training
* 3 day Restorative Practitioner training
* Restorative school project - 18 month, full immersion project
* Facilitation of restorative conferences in/with schools
* Peer Mediation training and service set-up/refresh for schools.
All restorative training is delivered by an RJC Approved Practitioner.
For more information please contact Anna Gregory firstname.lastname@example.org 0121 2364796
Rane Training Ltd offers dynamic, interactive training courses in the principles and practice of working restoratively with people in conflict. Restorative conferencing training is tailored to the needs and circumstances of the group, and typically covers the relevant theory and background to restorative practice, ensuring participants have a full understanding of its values and principles, before moving on to build on the skills of the participants which are necessary to work restoratively, finally fine tuning the particular skills and competences for the context in which they would be managing restorative processes.
Rane Training also offers Training for Trainers in Restorative Practice, having delivered this to more than 30 youth offending teams in the last two years through the Youth Justice Board investment in building capacity for restorative work. We have also delivered this to multi-agency groups with participants from a wide range of organisations. Additionally we offer Sensitive and Complex cases training, and bespoke courses for managers of restorative services or projects.
Claudine Rane has a background in a variety of contexts, from youth justice to prisons, the workplace and schools, coupled with extensive qualifications in restorative justice and mediation and a wealth of experience in restorative practice, training and facilitation. She works with a small team of high quality associate trainers with relevant experience in the justice, education and young people’s sectors. Claudine also works within the Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership with Victim Support, co-ordinating a restorative service predominantly in the post-court arena.
Rane training works nationally, offering the highest quality tailor-made training to meet the needs of your organisation and participants.
Claudine is an RJC Assessor for the RSQM and Practitioner Accreditation.
Redeeming Our Communities (ROC) is a national charity recognised for the unique way it brings people and organisations together to improve the lives of individuals and communities.
ROC’s tagline is ‘people of goodwill working together toward safer, kinder communities’ and so we work in partnership with a number of agencies and other organisations in the delivery of our ROC Restore project and training package.
Our restorative justice project, ROC Restore, was awarded the RSQM in 2016, and we are committed to enabling individuals to deal with conflict in their own communities by training them in restorative justice facilitation.
Dominic Human has extensive experience in the public sector, specifically in law and order and working together with statutory and voluntary partners. Dominic has been involved in delivering restorative justice training since 2010 and works with a number of co-facilitators with similar experience. He is also a restorative practitioner and holds a teacher/trainer qualification in lifelong skills for adults. Respect and Restore Training Ltd has a range of training packages available, which can be adapted to meet specific needs and local delivery service models.
Contact: Dominic Human
Charlotte Calkin is an accredited RJ practitioner with years of experience of facilitating complex and sensitive cases. She is also an executive coach. She provides CPD training in Complex and Sensitive Cases for the RJC and many counties nationally. She also provides confidence training for new practitioners, 1-2-1 mentoring and training in the use of restorative approaches with families. Charlotte is known for a non-prescriptive and flexible style of training, adapting the training to sort the needs of the organisation. Complex and Sensitive training focuses on mapping exercises, risk assessment, practical considerations and advanced interviewing techniques.
Restorative Now provide intensive, interactive RJ Facilitation Training courses over three days, followed by dedicated coaching and buddying opportunities in the workplace. This training establishes the foundation of values and ethos of Restorative practice and then embeds the skills required to effectively engage parties in the process. The course evaluations evidence 96% of participants rating the course and trainer as excellent. Courses are adapted to link to the requirements of the commissioning agencies and have been delivered to schools, Youth Offending Services, residential centres, Youth Offending Institutions, housing associations, international charities and community based support agencies. In addition, workshops are offered addressing cases of a Sensitive and Complex nature, The Management of Restorative Practice, and workshops specific to a Victim focus.
Restorative Solutions is a not for profit Community Interest Company (CIC) committed to promoting restorative practice through facilitation, consultancy and by training others to use and develop restorative skills.
We are working in partnership with a number of agencies, organisations and charities in order to develop a capacity to deliver restorative interventions. Our mission is to promote the use of restorative approaches as a practical tool kit for any organisation that deals with harm or conflict.
We have been operating over a number of years providing training and technical assistance to police and probation services, youth offending teams, custodial institutions, social housing providers and schools.
Restorative Thinking Limited provides innovative restorative justice and restorative practice
prevention and intervention programmes, training, consultation, wrap-around support
and evaluation with Primary and Secondary Schools, Children’s Centres, Youth
Justice Services and Criminal Justice Services (Prisons, Probation Services) and
Police and Crime Commissioners. We are a restorative organisation, proud recipients of the RSQM, and aim to
model restorative practice in all our dealings.
Restorative Thinking Limited adheres to the Restorative Justice Council’s Trainers’ Code of Practice and the National Occupational Standards for Restorative Practice. In line with NOS, we tailor our training to meet the needs and intended outcomes of individual organisations. We also offer wrap around support for all staff we train, via e-mail and telephone contact, and (by arrangement) site visit.
We offer a full range of training options. Examples of recent training projects include:
1) Whole school implementation of restorative practice with a cluster of primary, secondary and special schools in Liverpool, with the Families' Strategic Group at Liverpool City Council. Please contact us for a copy of the project evaluation: email@example.com
2) HMPPS funded project to test restorative practice as a means of fostering inclusive residential environments at Approved Premises in the Midlands and North East Divisions. Contact us for information regarding the external evaluation of this project: firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Restorative practice in prison settings, to prevent and manage day to day conflict (staff/staff and staff/prisoners).
4) Two day training session with schools, an introduction to restorative practice in school settings with a particular focus on behaviour, teaching and learning and anti-bullying strategies.
RJ Working offers the following restorative practice training in the South West:
- Bespoke training for organisations to better understand how restorative practices support their mission and purpose
- Workshops for restorative practice awareness and understanding across agency and sector boundaries
- One day informal restorative practice training
- Three day restorative process facilitator training with a two day follow up, Quality Marked by the RJC
- Ongoing support and consultancy
"I signed up for a course and I ended up with a community."
(Adnan, RBG course participant)
The Royal Borough of Greenwich offers interactive and inclusive restorative practice training, which encourages a reflection on the values of a restorative approach and thorough skills practice.
Participants are supported to develop a theoretical understanding of restorative processes, alongside practical skill development and an emphasis on how the practice can be implemented into the individual’s specific setting. The training is suitable participants from a variety of contexts including schools, criminal justice, community and social care settings and we run introductory sessions as well as a facilitator training programme.
In addition to our facilitator training, we offer a unique Level 5 accreditation programme which has been accredited by the University of Greenwich and is an approved accreditation course by the RJC.
Contact: Rachel Quine, Restorative Approaches and Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Tel: 0208 921 5834
Salus delivers high quality, high impact, restorative approaches training and support to professionals working with children and young people in a variety of settings, including schools, foster agencies, residential care homes, youth justice settings and community settings. Those trained include teachers, teaching assistants, midday meal supervisors, community wardens, foster carers, residential care workers, young people, parents/carers, governors and prison case workers.
o Inset training (1 day, half day or twilight)
o 3 day skills based training (including conferencing)
o Young Person’s Restorative Approaches Practitioner Training (RAPT)
o Peer mediation training
o Level 4 Diploma in Restorative Practice (City & Guilds)
Our trainers are highly skilled, experienced and nationally renowned practitioners who cover a complete range of restorative interventions including conferencing, setting us apart from many other providers. Heather Skelton, our Restorative Co-ordinator, is an RJC practitioner accreditation assessor.
Contact: Sarah Townsend at email@example.com / 01303 817470, or Heather Skelton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: Greenacres Barn, Pound Lane, Smeeth, Ashford, Kent TN25 6RJ
Southampton Youth Offending Service successfully achieved the Restorative Service Quality Mark in 2016. We are pleased to be able to offer restorative practice training in criminal justice, education, workplace and community settings.
Stockport Behaviour Support Service has been delivering Restorative Approaches training and advice for over ten years. We are a team of teachers and educationalists who can offer training, advice and support from nursery to high school.
We work with staff and children to develop explicit understanding around the ways we build, maintain and repair relationships, focusing on the powerful influence that strong healthy relationships can have on teaching and learning.
Our vision is holistic, recognising the strong correlation between investing in building healthy relationships within a school and the impact this can have on the well-being of all.
For further information please see our website www.restorativestockport.co.uk
Working Together for Safer Communities - www.synrj.uk
SynRJ provide a diverse series of programmes, training courses, workshops, continuing professional development (CPD) events; plus consultancy and service provision, across a wide range of organisational and client needs.
As an International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP www.iirp.edu ) Partner and Regional Representatives for IIRP Europe ( www.iirp.eu ), SynRJ and its Director's Les Davey and John Boulton, share the longest European pedigree in the field. We offer a high standard of professional development, training, service delivery and consultancy in all aspects of implementation and delivery of restorative justice conferencing plus, relational and restorative processes across all fields of practice.
You will find our current training opportunities here: http://synrj.eventbrite.co.uk/
We offer RJC members a 10% Discount on our workshops, training courses, CPD Events and National / Regional Conferences.
Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service (TVRJS) offers training and consultancy opportunities to external bodies and agencies. The service offered in any context is bespoke and tailor-made. The exact specifications of our work will be determined by an organisation’s or individual’s visions, goals and requirements and will reflect the characteristics of the specific area or setting. For sustainable restorative practices local ownership is essential and our partnership approach considers how we can work together to fulfil our brief.
Thorsborne and Associates
...strengthening connections between people: putting relationships at the heart of your organisation's success...
Who are we?
Thorsborne and Associates is an international consultancy providing outstanding restorative services to schools, communities and workplaces.The UK team are highly experienced trainers/facilitators - all RJC-accredited practitioners - with current, extensive knowledge of schools, local authorities and voluntary/community sectors. The international work of our parent company and our own links with current UK research mean we are at the cutting edge of developments in restorative practice.
How do we work?
We work collaboratively with organisations to identify and address needs within existing aims and priorities. We develop high trust, positive relationships, through transparent processes underpinned by our core values of integrity, reliability and exceptional service delivery.
What do we offer?
We offer tailored professional development, support and restorative conference facilitation.
We are experienced trainers with a deep knowledge of learning who pride ourselves on delivering high quality, engaging and thought-provoking sessions.These sessions range from introductory briefings to full restorative conference facilitator training (three days) that cover philosophy, theory and practice.
We have direct knowledge and experience of the restorative change process, and of successfully coaching others leading change.We offer intelligent, well-grounded support to organisations wishing to introduce, implement or embed restorative practice.
We have a successful track record in working restoratively to resolve a wide range of conflict in schools and workplaces. We offer a conference facilitation service as well as support in this area to trained practitioners.
Thosborne and Associates offer discounts to RJC members for their events.
Transforming Conflict was one of the very first providers of training and consultancy in the UK in the field of restorative approaches in schools, residential care and other youth settings. The organisation was founded in 1994 by Dr Belinda Hopkins, a well-respected pioneer who developed the concept of a restorative school in her book "Just Schools" (JKP 2004). Her innovative new book "The Restorative Classroom" (Optimus 2011) takes the ideas even further - linking the teaching and learning of academic subjects with the way we teach pro-social behaviour. Belinda's passion for implementing institution-wide restorative approaches applies to residential care settings "Just Care" (JKP 2009), as well as Youth Offending Services and other environments where adults live or work with young people. Her doctoral research (2000 - 2006) was focussed on implementing such approaches in schools and will soon be published as "Just Change" (in press).
Belinda has a highly committed, experienced team of associate trainers who work with her to develop the most in-depth courses and implementation packages available. These courses can be literally life-changing - helping people to reflect on how they interact with others on a daily basis and how they manage their own personal and professional conflicts and challenges with family, friends and colleagues as well as clients. From this highly generic universal base the courses develop facilitation skills for mediation, conferencing, circle process and family group conferencing, depending on your needs.
Discounts for RJC members on Transforming Conflict training are available.
Belinda is a member of the RJC's Standards and Accreditation Committee.
Contact: Belinda Hopkins, Managing Director
Address: Transforming Conflict, Mortimer Hill, Mortimer, RG7 3PW
Tel: 0118 9331 520
Trrrio Training and Consultancy Ltd is an organisation providing training courses in the three fundamental features of restorative practices - restore, repair and reconnect. Trrrio’s team of skilled trainers have each gained more than 15 years of restorative experience. Trrrio’s trainers are still actively involved in the process today and have experience across the sectors of criminal justice (both adult and young people), care homes (for young people), schools and also with organisations dealing with complaints, grievances and management issues for staff.
Trrrio Training and Consultancy’s facilitators training course is approved by the RJC’s Training Approval Scheme. In over 95% of its recent surveys it was rated "Excellent" so you can be assured of a high quality bespoke service.
Trrrio can offer training, consultancy and facilitation to your organisation drawing on its wealth of expertise in the restorative field, to suit your individual need and requirements, we would welcome an enquiry.
Contact Lisa, Director/Trainer, by email at email@example.com
and telephone on: 07905 899 272.
At Wakefield Council, we train, support and supervise a multi-agency team of RJ practitioners (including volunteers, Police Staff, School Staff and School Support Staff ) across our district and offer training to other local authorities whilst contributing to the West Yorkshire RJ partnership.
Our youth offending team provide mandatory victim awareness sessions with young people and offer facilitation of restorative justice conferencing between young people and their victims within the Neighbourhood Resolutions programme. We also link with schools, behaviour support teams and exclusion services to train support and assist with the delivery of restorative interventions and development of practice.
Contact: Debra Parr, Restorative Services Manager
Tel: 01924 307403
Mobile: 07795 223575
Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership (WRAP) is a best practice hub for restorative approaches and practices in Wales. It is the first restorative services agency in Wales to be awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) by the RJC. WRAP is a Community Interest Company and multi stakeholder co-operative, maximising the potential for collaboration and partnership working. We are a not for profit social enterprise.
The WRAP team undertake practice, training and consultancy across five key service areas: education, families, communities, criminal justice and business. WRAP separates itself from other training providers by providing bespoke training packages designed with clients to meet their specific needs.
Wigan Council - Targeted Services works with young people across a broad spectrum of risky behaviour including substance misuse, anti-social behaviour and offending behaviour. The team undertakes victim consultation and assesses and delivers all the restorative interventions for Wigan Youth Offending Team. The team offers targeted diversionary activities to young people to support them into accessing universal provision. The team prides itself on the quality of delivery with all staff and managers trained and experienced in restorative conferencing and all registered on the RJC Practitioner Register. The team is proud to have achieved the Restorative Justice Council's Restorative Service Quality Mark
We can deliver International Institute of Restorative Practice Accredited Restorative Conferencing Courses, three day restorative conferencing courses and bespoke restorative justice awareness sessions.
Contact: Graham Doubleday
Address: 90-96 Woodcock Drive, Platt Bridge, Wigan, WN2 5NW
Tel: 01942 487 978
Blackburn with Darwen Youth Justice Service is a statutory organisation that provides restorative justice services to children and young people who have offended, and victims of youth crime who have been referred by the police and courts. In addition we work across the local authority including in schools and children's homes, raising awareness of RJ and encouraging the use of restorative solutions.
We offer a range of restorative solutions including restorative conferencing, mediation, restorative referral order panels, and direct and indirect reparation. We have a number of experienced and trained, registered, restorative practitioners, who are headed by an RJC Accredited Practitioner. As well as practicing restorative solutions on a daily basis, members of the team are IIRP trained to deliver restorative conferencing training.
Contact: Kathy Bates, Restorative Justice Operational Manager
Tel: 01254 666995
Contact: Joyce Carne, Restorative Justice Worker
Tel: 01254 666995
Dr Juliet Starbuck is an educational psychologist. She is firmly committed to restorative practices. She 'discovered' restorative justice whilst working in a youth offending service and, since then, has delivered training to a wide range of audiences. Juliet believes that it's important for practitioners to understand what restorative practices are all about so her training, whilst skills based challenges practitioners thinking about why they do what they do. Restorative practices are not just a means to an end but are a way of creating real change in people's attitudes and behaviours.
Croydon Youth Offending Service (YOS) has a responsibility to ensure that the victims of youth crime in the borough have their views heard and have access to restorative interventions within the criminal justice process. We listen to people who have been harmed or affected by youth crime to allow them to be able to talk about the harm the crime has had on them and what they may need now to feel better or move on.
CTC Associates is led by Tim Chapman who has been involved in Restorative Justice since 1998 in the Probation Service, as an independent trainer and researcher and as a lecturer in the Ulster University Masters programme in Restorative Practices.
RJ Facilitator, Trainer, RJC Direct Accreditation and RSQM Assessor
All my training is in line with the National Occupational Standards and Best Practice Guidance as published by the Restorative Justice Council.
I have experience of working nationally in education, youth and adult justice, the charity sector and social care.
I underpin all my work with a belief in the importance of respect, responsibility and relationships.
Introduction to Restorative Justice – (1 hour)
Suitable for large groups or senior leadership groups. Mainly informative.
Level 1. Restorative Enquiries and Restorative Discussions – (1 day)
Suitable for groups of up to 20 at any level within an organisation. Interactive and training people to be able to run a restorative enquiry or discussion .
Level 2. Restorative Circles – (1 day)
This interactive day builds on skills learned in Day 1 and is suitable for a group of up to 8 participants likely to be using restorative circles in some aspect of their work –at any level within an organisation.
Level 3 – Restorative Justice Facilitator Training – (3 Days)
This training is for people who wish to become a trained facilitator able to run a full restorative conference. This needs to be a group of 12 people to allow everyone to be able to role play a conference as a facilitator and as a participant.
Level 4 – Complex and Sensitive Case training –(1/2Day)
This is an additional half day that can be added to the level 3 training or stand alone for trained facilitators. It covers the complex and sensitive case training requirements set out by the RJC
Please enquire about other bespoke options
For further information and prices please contact:
Mary Hinton: Mary.Hinton@gmx.co.uk
Involved in restorative practice since 2001, Janet Clark is an experienced trainer, consultant, practitioner, assessor and published author in restorative practice. Janet’s ‘Restorative Schools, Restorative Communities’, has been published by Speechmark. Janet is an Accredited Practitioner with the RJC and is an assessor for the RJC’s RSQM and Direct Accreditation schemes, as well as being an A1 assessor for restorative practice.
Having initially been one of the first schools coordinators in the Restorative Justice in Schools Project, in 2002, then project managing the award winning RAiS (Restorative Approaches in Schools) project in Bristol, Janet has supported a number of schools, educational and youth settings, and other agencies in implementing restorative approaches. Janet delivers training, consultancy and facilitation in a wide variety of settings, including youth offending services, the police, probation, educational settings and community mediation.
Janet Clark delivers tailored programmes as well as awareness sessions, introductory days, restorative conferencing skills, refresher courses, CPD workshops, and workshops around planning and implementation in order to support the embedding of restorative practice. Training packages are delivered in line with RJC Best Practice Guidance, the Trainers Code of Practice and National Occupational Standards, and are of excellent quality, based on years of practical experience in the field. Our training has received excellent feedback and always offers a client focused service.
Henry Kiernan is an experienced facilitator and trainer since 2002, gaining RJC Accredited Practitioner status in September 2011.
Kiernan Consultancy offers a wide range of restorative focused programmes, including four day facilitation training for groups of 8-12 people, and introductory or awareness sessions for considerably larger groups ( half or full days).
Programmes are tailored to the specific focus group, and include developing interventions to meet challenging and conflict situations involving restorative and solution focus approaches. Groups come from a range of backgrounds including education, youth, forensic mental health, maintained and the voluntary sector.
Contact: Henry Kiernan
Address: 27 Rylstone Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7HG
Tel: 01323 721991 or 07970467201
Leeds youth offending service (YOS) provides restorative justice services with young people, including direct meetings with their victim. Leeds YOS also works closely with Leeds Children's Services supporting the strategic plan to introduce Restorative Practices across the workforce.
Leeds YOS Restorative Justice Team has experience of delivering training in restorative practices (including Restorative Justice) to Criminal Justice organisations, police, schools, Youth Services, Social Care and Housing.
Address: Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Tel: 0113 395 7198
Magistra Ltd delivers training and consultancy services helping public, private and third sector organisations to achieve simplified and workable solutions to complex situations across the criminal justice and social sectors.
Magistra Ltd specialises in the design and development of innovative and bespoke interventions in partnership 'with' clients, service users and organisations. With over 30 years of working with people Magistra’s evidence-based programmes and training services are underpinned by restorative practice principles. We promote and support a restorative culture in organisations through ‘Restorative Leadership’ workshops and staff training; and restorative interventions for women, young people, families and those with substance use disorders. All of our work adheres to the RJC Code of Practice.
Medway Youth Offending Service provides restorative justice services to young people who have caused harm and those harmed by their behaviour. We work across the Local Authority raising awareness of Restorative Practice and encouraging use of Restorative approaches.
We offer a range of restorative solutions including restorative conferencing, mediation, restorative referral order panels, direct and indirect reparation
Restorative Facilitation training is delivered to staff, volunteers and external organisations across Kent and Medway by our accredited and experienced restorative practitioners who work in accordance with RJC Best Practice Standards.
For further information please contact:
Restorative Justice Co-ordinator
01634 336225 or 07708509806
Northamptonshire Youth Offending Service (NYOS) aims to prevent offending by children and young people and resolve offences. As a successful organisation in this field, we utilise approaches which are most effective in meeting these aims: Restorative Justice is a crucial part of service delivery.
NYOS has achieved the RSQM and several of our RJ practitioners are also trainers who adhere to the RJC Code of Practice. Our principal areas of restorative practice are with victims and the young people; and within NYOS, as we are working towards being a fully restorative organisation.
RestorativeWorks is one of the services provided by NYOS. We have also undertaken work within the community and have supported the development of Restorative practices in local children's homes and schools. We undertake training internally to NYOS, and for partner agencies. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss delivery within other organisations.
Contact: Cath Hickman, Development and Training Manager
Address: Northamptonshire Youth Offending Service, 75 London Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7PQ
Tel: 01604 364118
Oxfordshire Restorative Approaches Training Service is provided by Oxfordshire County Council including Oxfordshire's Youth Justice Service. Training on restorative approaches and restorative justice is provided internally to Oxfordshire County Council employees and also to those working in local schools. Training is provided to those working in youth settings including the following areas: Youth Justice; Schools and Education; Residential Edge of Care Service; Social Work and Social Care Practitioners; HR and Workplace; Restorative Approaches for managers.
Michael established Pivot as he has the drive to make a difference for young people. Getting results for the hardest to reach pupils has brought national recognition through the British Council, Sport England and the Department for Children and Families.
Services range from individual support & training to whole school, multi academies and local authority system and cultural change.
Portsmouth Mediation Service (PMS) continues to develop new and innovative restorative training for universities, colleges, primary & secondary schools and local community groups and voluntary organisations. The PMS Teach Peace programme trains and equips primary school children as playground mediators alongside training modules for staff that help schools to establish a restorative culture. Plans for a similar programme in secondary schools is due for early 2018. PMS are also available to deliver workshops introducing communities to restorative practice and approaches and helping equip people with the skills and tool kit to prevent conflict and to repair broken relationships when things go wrong
Restorative Justice 4 Schools are an independent restorative approaches training provider that specialise in bespoke training packages to all areas of Education and the Criminal Justice System wishing to develop a restorative approach to behavioural management. Our small team of associate trainers are experienced in all aspects of restorative practice.
We believe that restorative approaches can make a highly valuable contribution to our communities by developing key social skills, addressing the needs of victims and developing a culture of truth telling, responsibility and accountability.
Our range of training courses are designed to prepare teaching and support staff to use a restorative approach to their work in schools. We aim to build the necessary skills to enable participants to use formal restorative justice conference facilitation, circle time and informal restorative chats in their everyday role creating a culture rich in emotional literacy and conflict resolution skills.
Our Director Lynne Russell comes from an Education background via Youth Offending and Victim Support. Her work with Vicitms of Crime started at Victim Support where she developed one of the first Vulnerable and Intimidated Witness Services within London. Lynne later moved into youth justice and worked for a London Youth Offending Team as part of their Restorative Justice Team. This led into education where she became Restorative Justice Co-ordinator working for an excellence cluster in Kent where was her responsibility to help secondary and primary schools implement and develop a restorative justice approach to their behavioural management strategy aimed at improving behaviour and reducing exclusions. She is a qualified restorative justice conference facilitator and has worked as a trainer for many years.
We offer a full range of restorative training for Education, Youth Justice and Look After Children from 1 hour introductory sessions to full Restorative Justice Conference Training, Complex and Sensitive and Victim’s Worker Training. Please see a full list of our training and costs on our website.
We have also developed a free school’s implementation pack that offers resources in both English and Welsh.
We provide training in restorative processes to our partners and agencies within the local authority
SS training and consultancy is the training company of Simon Smart.
Simon has worked in the Criminal Justice Sector for over 17 years; he is also a RJC accredited practitioner. His experience is widespread and varied, including a recent two year secondment to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria. He set up a new victim’s service with restorative justice at its heart, in which he led partner agencies through the RJC's Restorative Service Quality Mark. Two of the services have already achieved the RSQM.
Simon has extensive knowledge of youth and adult criminal justice, having trained many services in Referral Order panels, training volunteers and case managers. He has also trained staff for the Youth Justice Board, and has worked with police, schools, social care, and housing. He works collaboratively with you to identify and address your service needs and offers tailor made packages which can include but are not exclusive to:
Restorative justice facilitation and mentors
Train the trainers
Serious and complex case training
Consultation and training to develop restorative justice within your organisation
Refresher training RSQM consultancy
Discounts for RJC members.
Contact: Simon Smart
Address: 7, Sedbergh Road, North shields. Tyne and Wear NE30 3BB
Tel: 0191 2802432 or 07818552090