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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
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://iirpeurope.eventbrite.co.uk/
We offer RJC members a 10% Discount on most of our Workshops, Training Courses, CPD Events and National / Regional Conferences.
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 is the working name of the West Midlands Quaker Peace Education Project.
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 across the whole school. This combines the work listed above with the development of a whole school ethos based on Restorative Approaches.
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.
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.
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
The Royal Borough of Greenwich offers an intensive four day Restorative Approaches Facilitator Course, which emphasises reflection on ethos and values, restorative context and process, and intensive skills practice. In addition, consideration is given to all-of-school/agency implementation with awareness raising workshops and seminars undertaken. The course includes an academic component and, has been accredited by the University of Greenwich. The course has also been approved with the RJC's Accreditation Quality Mark. Training is specifically adapted for schools, criminal justice, housing and workplace settings.
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
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 Restorative Solution Team 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 Services 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
AIM created a series of Restorative Justice / Sexually Harmful Behaviour (SHB) Best Practice Guidelines, Restorative Justice / SHB Assessment frameworks and offers practitioner training on facilitating restorative approaches to SHB, Victim Contact in cases of SHB and Referral Order Practice in cases of SHB. The training is supported by the Restorative Justice /SHB Best Practice Guidance which was updated and revised in 2017. See website http://aimproject.org.uk/?page_id=141.
Vince Mercer from AIM is the co author of the Best Practice Guide on Restorative Justice in cases of Sexual Violence developed by the Leuven Institute of Criminology, and is a contributor to the EU RJ Forum summer school on RJ in Serious Cases in Italy in 2017.
Beyond Conflict Ltd specialises in restorative approaches to handling offending, wrongdoing, and conflict resolution in the voluntary, public, educational, and private sectors. Our work in schools, workplaces, and within the criminal justice field supports individuals and teams to address conflict and harm sensitively and with confidence, assuring more sustainable outcomes built on a foundation of mutual respect and understanding.
We always work with you to design the most effective training programme to meet the particular needs of your staff and organisation.
Claire Paterson has significant experience of training, practicing and managing restorative justice, restorative practice and mediation services. This experience was obtained in the public, private and voluntary sector, with considerable experience in multi-agency and partnership working.
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.
Mary Hinton is an experienced trainer and facilitator who underpins all her work with a commitment to respect, relationships and responsibility. She delivers all her training in line with RJC Best Practice Guidance and the National Occupational Standards.
Mary has experience of working and training in education, the criminal justice system, the voluntary sector and children's services. As well as training she is also a practicing facilitator for the Sussex RJ Partnership and a Practitioner Accreditation Assessor for the Restorative Justice Council.
Mary is able to offer single or multi-agency training to suit your needs.Examples of what she can offer include:
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 training to enable people to run a restorative enquiry or discussion .
Level 2. Restorative Circles (1 day)
This interactive day builds on skills learned in Day 1 and would be suitable for a group of up to 20 participants who would be likely to be using restorative circles in some aspect of their work; this could be at any level within an organisation.
Level 3 Restorative Justice Facilitator Training (3/4 Days)
This training is appropriate for people who wish to become a trained facilitator who could run a full restorative conference. A group of 12 people is needed in order to allow everyone to be able to role play a full conference as a facilitator and as a participant.
Policy and strategy development
Consultancy time to support people to assess and develop restorative approaches across their organisation from a strategic level outwards.
Please feel free to contact Mary to discuss your needs.
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.
A 10%discount is available to RJC members on the cost of training.
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
Medway Mediation, a Community Mediation Service was established in 1995. Services provided across Medway and North Kent include Neighbour Mediation, Workplace Mediation; Parent/Teen Mediation, Peer Mediation, Mentoring, Homelessness Mediation, Family Group Conferencing, Restorative Conferencing in the Criminal Justice, Family Conflict and Family Mediation for Divorced or Separated Couples, Anger Management Coaching.
Medway Mediation's training staff are skilled and experienced in their respective disciplines and offer training in: Restorative Conferencing, Community Mediation, Peer Mediation and Anger Management Coaching.
Our lead Restorative justice trainers include Sue Holmes (Medway Mediation CEO and Elaine Tipp (RJ Lead for Medway YOS Both are experienced Restorative Justice Facilitators for serious crimes
In addition to working closely with Kent Police and Medway YOS, Medway Mediation works in partnership with Canterbury and District Mediation Service, Maidstone Mediation Service and West Kent Mediation Service.
Restorative training to Level 4.
Discounts available to members of the RJC.
Noel Wheatley worked in the youth justice sector for 16 years and is now an independent trainer delivering restorative justice training and awareness sessions to youth offending teams, local authority staff, Police, Victim Support and others.
As well as restorative approaches Noel also has extensive knowledge of Referral Orders, having been actively involved since their introduction in
2002, and has facilitated numerous community panel member (CPM) training courses for a number of YOT’s.
Based in Norfolk, Noel is willing to travel as required - training offered includes restorative justice facilitator, CPM foundation and panel admin training.
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
Pivot Education is an educational consultancy service for schools and other education providers. Our services range from designing new teaching resources and curriculum development to leading training and strategic support. Our specialist areas are wide-ranging and include supporting leadership teams, staff CPD, pupil assessment, alternative provision support and development, restorative practice, physical activity, nutrition and wellbeing, extra-curricular activities and after school clubs, all across key stage 1,2,3 & 4.
Why choose Pivot Education?
With many years of experience we are experts in our field. We dare to be different through challenging the ‘norms’ and delivering leading interventions with proven results. We recognise that every school has a lot of hidden strengths and it often takes a professional friend to notice these. With our hands on approach we become an extension of your staff team, committed to providing you with a reliable, constructive, objective and results driven service. Crucially the support we provide focuses on sustainability and leaving a permanent impact.
Contact: Michael Smith, Managing Director
Tel: 07884 161 688
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.
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 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.
At Restorative Thinking, we bring together expertise in the fields of Restorative Justice, Criminal Justice and Education. In addition to consultation and training to effectively establish and develop restorative strategies with Youth Justice Services, Schools, Prisons, Probation Trusts and Children’s Centres, we provide Restorative Thinking prevention and intervention programmes, delivering a restorative education to young offenders, young people at risk of offending, pupils, parents and adult offenders.
We work in partnership with the Department for Education and the Anti-Bullying Alliance and Restorative Thinking is supported by the Shackleton Foundation.
Our work includes:
- Restorative conference facilitator training and mentoring.
- Training of Trainers, along with a Licence to use Restorative Thinking training materials to support the sustainability of restorative justice approaches within organisations.
- Training in risk assessment for complex cases going to conference.
- Mentoring workshops to assess RJ needs going forward.
- Consultation and training to develop and implement an effective RJ strategy within an organisation.
- Wrap-around support for all staff delivering the Restorative Thinking prevention and intervention programmes.
- Refresher RJ training courses and individual/group mentoring.
- Evaluation to assess the impact of our services and programmes.
All trainers with Restorative Thinking are highly skilled restorative practitioners and trainers.
There are five Restorative Thinking programmes, ranging from 4-6 weeks in length, for use in the following settings:
- Youth Justice Services
- Primary Schools
- Secondary Schools
- Prisons and Probation Trusts
- Children’s Centres (Restorative Thinking Parenting Programme)
The Restorative Thinking programmes give users the skills, knowledge and understanding to draw on restorative approaches to manage daily challenges and conflicts, facilitating a change in behaviour and supporting, in the field of criminal justice, a reduction in re-offending.
Contact: Lesley Parkinson, Director
Address: 8 Windsor Avenue, Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 9AY
Tel: 01772 742 353 or 07722 232 975
RPUK’s training is provided by Geoff Baxter OBE who has over 20 years’ experience in the criminal justice sector and brings a fresh and innovative approach to the following training delivery: -
• Staff training
• Key stakeholder training
• Workplace training
• Developing best practice at all levels of delivery
• Training and empowering others to ensure sustainability for the organisation
The key elements of restorative practice involve managing behaviours, developing skills in conflict resolution and emotional literacy.
We also deliver Character Creative, a multi award winning bespoke arts project which uses creativity to allow participants to explore restorative themes.
We provide training in restorative processes to our partners and agencies within the local authority
The Somerset Community Partnership was awarded the Restorative Justice Council's RSQM in 2016. We pride ourselves in delivering a very high quality and enjoyable training experience that will translate into confident practice. We offer the standard restorative justice courses but will also design bespoke courses that address your delegates learning needs. Our lead trainer has supervised over 200 cases, is an academic in criminal justice policy and practice and has over 12 years experience working in the criminal justice field.
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.
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
School restorative practice - whole system change
Criminal justice restorative justice and practice in the criminal justice sector - police, YOS, Approved Premises, Prisons
Citywide restorative implementation
Equalities - restorative practice
Teaching and learning - schools and colleges
Human resources applications
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.
Ulster University offers both accredited courses and short courses on restorative practices. You can complete a Certificate in restorative justice which is recognised as an accreditation to practice by the Restorative Justice Council. Or if you are already accredited you can enrol in our masters in restorative practices. These course are delivered in Belfast though they can be delivered in your locality as well.
Unite is a not-for-profit organisation offering a range of conflict resolution and training services. We have 15 years experience in restorative justice initiatives, including victim/offender mediation (the mediators facilitating either a direct, face-to-face, meeting, or indirect contact between the victim and the offender), restorative conferencing and family group conferencing.
Unite draws on its considerable experience as a training provider in the private, public and voluntary sectors to provide high quality training packages, which can be tailored to your requirements. Our courses include "Victim/Offender Mediation Skills" and "What about the Victim" a one-day course designed to raise awareness of the needs of victims within the criminal justice system, which is suitable for public and voluntary sector organisations working with victims of crime. More information can be found here: www.unite-mediation.org/unite/Services-we-offer/Restorative-Practice/11
Contact: Mike James, Projects Co-ordinator
Address: Suite 4 Cargo Fleet Business Centre
Middlesbrough, TS6 6XH
Tel: 01642 311633
Vale of Glamorgan YOS offers training and consultancy to all organisations delivering services to children, young people and their families within the Vale of Glamorgan. This includes recognised Facilitator Skills Training, awareness raising and bespoke training designed for your own specific organisation or client group.
Young Hackney is part of Hackney’s Children and Young People Service. We work alongside colleagues in the Youth Justice Service and in Children’s Social Care to offer young people support when they most need it.
We offer a range of training opportunities; introduction to restorative practice, one-day informal restorative practice, 3-day restorative conference facilitation, and refresher training in restorative practice for practitioners who want to update their knowledge and skills. Our training is suitable for practitioners from diverse settings including youth services, youth offending services, children’s social care and schools.
Our training is delivered by accredited and experienced restorative practitioners, in accordance with the best practice standards of the Restorative Justice Council (RJC).
Contact: Mariana Caetano
T: 020 8356 1098