"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;they listen with the intent to reply" Stephen Covey
Restorative Justice brings those harmed by conflict or crime, and those responsible for the harm and communities together. This enables effective communication so everyone affected by a particular incident can play a part in repairing the harm and find the right way forward. It prioritizes victim participation, promotes offender responsibility, and cultivates community engagement.
Restorative Practice is what people do when they use the principles, values and practices of the philosophy of restorative justice in their everyday practice.
It embodies a set of core beliefs, principles and a way of being with people that proactively promotes building a sense of community and developing social capital. It creates a common language, a common approach for fostering a sense of social responsibility and shared accountability.
When we work with and alongside people, rather than make decisions about them in isolation, outcomes and impact are so much greater.
"Training differently...Making a difference"
What if we invest in people and they leave? Ok, well what if you don’t invest in people and they stay?
I deliver training at all levels and it is delivered in accordance with the Restorative Justice Council’s (RJC) Best Practice Guidance, National Occupation Standards (NOS) and I am a registered training provider with the Restorative Justice Council and adhere to the RJC Trainers Code of Practice.
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~Karen Lamb
The courses I deliver are highly participative, fun; lively, inclusive and seek to provide all participants with an understanding of restorative practice including proactive and responsive skills, from both informal to formal and in a range of settings.
I specialise in developing bespoke and tailored restorative trainings that really produce positive outcomes, designed to meet your needs and priorities.
I tailor training solutions customised around your team’s experience, current projects, and learning goals to make the courses, as relevant and effective as possible. I understand that each team is comprised of individuals, with different learning needs, and that your organisation is unique.
So please do get in touch to discuss designing something bespoke and individual. Fill in the contact me page, to see what I can do for your organisation.
I also have a proven track record in developing and implementing flagship restorative practice projects across Cities and large scale communities - with Hull and Leeds being just two.
Here are some of the high impact training courses I offer :
Awareness raising for staff (1 - 3 hours)
1 day training (including school inset) in the use of restorative practice, key principles and infomral everyday skills building in your area of practice.
3 day practitioner training in how to run formal restorative conferencing
1 day training on how to facilitate complex and sensitive cases, following completion of a 3 day training and experience of practicing
1 day training and guidance for managers
Training for trainers – This is a bespoke training and please do get in touch to discuss your requirements
Support and consultancy - This is where we can design something that really embeds learning and trully bring skills to life. Please do get in touch to discuss your requirements further
Supervision and coaching of practitioners – please do get in touch to discuss this further
Here are a few comments from my recent training course evaluation forms:
I offer consultancy at all levels – to help implement restorative practice with strategic intent, through system change, including policies and real practitioner development that will achieve positive outcomes and impact – All done through modelling relational, collaborative and a restorative approach.
I can facilitate restorative conferences and mediation for you– I am a very experienced facilitator and can come in and help deal with specific issues, in any settings; from schools, with families, across communities, with victims and offenders and across business to name but a few.
“Action is the foundational key to all success ~Pablo Picasso
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