Becoming a Restorative Justice Practitioner

Restorative Justice is a growing sector that offers great career prospects. Restorative Solutions offers a range of training options to take you from the initial stages in the application of Restorative Approaches, right up to becoming an Accredited Practitioner.

Upcoming Training Dates

To enquire or book your place, contact Jill Stephenson jillstephenson@restorativesolutions.org.uk, or call 01772 842 109.

Our range of tailored training packages cover:

  1. Awareness raising for staff (2 - 4 hours)
  2. Foundation training in the use of restorative justice informally in your workplace/area of practice (1 day)
  3. Practitioner training in how to run formal meetings and conferences (2 days following completion of Foundation Training; can be run as 3 consecutive days)
  4. Training in how to run community conferences, large scale meetings for more than 25 participants run in the community (1 day training following Foundation and Practitioner Training)
  5. Training in how to run complex and sensitive cases (1 day training following Foundation and Practitioner Training)
  6. New skills training - Inclusive practice ) (1 day)
  7. Training for Experienced Practitioners using Restorative Approaches in cases involving hate crime and harm (1 day)
  8. Training for Case Supervisors (1 day)
  9. Awareness raising for managers (2 - 4 hours)
  10. Implementation training and guidance for managers (1 day)
  11. Implementation support and consultancy (by arrangement)
  12. Mentoring support for practitioners (by arrangement)
  13. Casework (by arrangement)

 

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1. Awareness raising for staff (2 - 4 hours)

Aim

  • To enable participants to develop a basic knowledge of restorative justice.

Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this training, participants will have:

  • An understanding of the basic principles of restorative justice
  • The ability to identify when restorative approaches could be used in their workplace or area of practice
  • An awareness of the issues around introducing restorative approaches into their workplace or area of practice

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2. Foundation training in the use of restorative justice informally in your workplace/area of practice (1 day)

Aim

  • To enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively practice restorative approaches in the informal setting

Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this training, participants will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the principles of restorative justice
  • The ability to identify and practice appropriate restorative approaches in an informal setting.
  • Recognise when a matter needs to be referred on for a full RJ meeting

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3. Practitioner training in how to run formal meetings and conferences (2 days following completion of Foundation Training; can be run as 3 consecutive days)

Aim

  • To enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively practice restorative approaches

Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this training, participants will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the principles of restorative justice
  • Sensitivity and recognition of the needs of others when applying restorative approaches
  • The ability to identify and practice appropriate restorative approaches in a variety of settings.

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4. Training in how to run community conferences, large scale meetings for more than 25 participants run in the community (1 day training following Foundation and Practitioner Training)

Aim

  • To enable participant to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively run large scale restorative meetings in a community setting

Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this training, participants will be able to demonstrate:

  • Understanding of the additional skills necessary to run large scale meetings
  • How to ensure meeting actions are appropriately agreed and recorded
  • The ability to run large scale restorative meetings in the community

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5. Training in how to run complex and sensitive cases (1 day training following Foundation and Practitioner Training)

Aim

  • To give experienced practitioners an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge around the additional issues to be considered in dealing with complex and sensitive cases

Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this training, participants will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the principles of restorative justice
  • An understanding of the additional needs and sensitivities of those involved in complex cases and a recognition of the needs of others when applying restorative approaches in complex cases
  • The ability to identify and practice appropriate restorative approaches in complex and sensitive situations

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6. New skills training - Inclusive practice (1 day)

Developing Skills in Explicit Inclusive Restorative Practice.

  • A one day practical skills course suitable for experienced trained practitioners working with young people or adults with Autistic spectrum conditions, a Learning Disability, Language or Communication difficulties, or ADHD.

Aim

  • For delegates to develop an awareness of the range of challenges faced by practitioners when practising an inclusive approach to the restorative process and to be able to employ their experience and creativity in providing the support needed to overcome barriers to participation.

Objectives

  • Delegates will become more aware of the range of barriers to participation in terms of-learning disability, neuro-untypical thinking, and language and communication impairment
  • Delegates will learn the APEAL framework tool against which they will be able to measure their own inclusive approach and practitioner responses
  • Delegates will learn to use a range of exemplar creative solutions to overcome barriers to participation or engagement
  • Delegates will be able to use a structured inclusive mind set to approach risk assessment when planning a restorative process.

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7. Training for Experienced Practitioners using Restorative Approaches in cases involving hate crime and harm

This is 1 day of training for those who wish to improve the knowledge and skills in respect of using restorative approaches in case involving 'hate crime and harm'

Aim

  • To provide those using restorative approaches in cases of hate crime and harm with an understanding and knowledge of the context and additional complexities of dealing with such cases

Objectives

On completion of this workshop delegates will have an understanding and knowledge of;

  • Understand key definitions to include discrimination; positive action; institutional racism and discrimination; prejudice; stereotyping and hate crime/harm Challenging own prejudices
  • Nature and impact of hate motivated crimes/harm – how does this differ from general crime
  • Serious Case Review to show escalation from low level to murder
  • Mate Crime/harm – not always intending to perpetrate abuse
  • Cultural needs of victims and barriers to the criminal justice system; how and when to run RJ for different communities; recognition of barriers e.g. language; different disabilities/ access needs; different understanding/ experience of restorative approaches in culture; different perceptions of authority;
  • Case studies; the course will look at all of the above then work through the context and complexities of working with such cases using genuine cases.

Cost £950.00

For more information please contact tonywalker@restorativesolutions.org.uk

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8. Training for Case Supervisors (as per Best Practice Guidance 2011)

This is a 1 day of training for experienced practitioners holding the BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Training for Restorative Approaches or those working towards this award.As a minimum attendees should have completed at least 5 face to face restorative meetings.

Aim

  • To provide Case Supervisors with an understanding of their role in respect of the delivery of Restorative Approaches by Restorative Practitioners.

Objectives

On completion of this workshop delegates will have an understanding and knowledge of;

  • Provide advice and oversight in individual cases, to bring new ideas and a fresh perspective, and to check that nothing is going seriously wrong.
  • Perform their role in line with Best Practice Guidance Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to perform this role restoratively
  • Practice the skills necessary to effectively perform their role

Cost £950.00

For more information please contact tonywalker@restorativesolutions.org.uk

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9. Awareness Raising for managers (2 - 4 hours)

Aim

  • To enable participants to develop a basic knowledge of restorative justice

Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this training, participants will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the basic principles of restorative justice
  • The ability to identify when restorative approaches could be introduced into their workplace or area of practice
  • An awareness of the issues around introducing restorative approaches into their workplace or area of practice

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10. Implementation training and guidance for managers (1 day)

Aim

  • To enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively implement restorative approaches in their workplace or area of practice

Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this training, participants will be able to demonstrate:

  • A general understanding of restorative principles and practice
  • An understanding of how to set objectives for restorative practice that clearly support the aims of their organisation
  • An understanding of the need to demonstrate to all staff a commitment to restorative practice
  • An understanding of how to put in place the key resources, policies, procedures, and quality assurance for successful restorative work to take place

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11. Implementation support and consultancy (by arrangement)

Aim

  • To provide bespoke support and advice to individuals and organisations in respect of the use, implementation, and management of Restorative Approaches either personally or within organisations

Objectives

In consultation design bespoke support to individuals and organisations, we will deliver:

  • Support and advice to increase knowledge and understanding of restorative principles and practice
  • Support and advice in how to set objectives for restorative practice that clearly support the aims of their organisation
  • Support and advice in demonstrating to all staff a commitment to restorative practice
  • Support and advice in how to put in place the key resources, policies, procedures, and quality assurance for successful restorative work to take place

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12. Mentoring support for practitioners (by arrangement)

Aim

To help practitioners develop their skills, confidence and effectiveness in the delivery of restorative conferences

Objectives

  • To provide a safe environment where practitioners can reflect on their developing practice, share experiences with other practitioners and with the mentor
  • To provide practical support and advice
  • To help maximise the effectiveness of investment in restorative justice systems and methods

All our restorative justice courses and consultancy is delivered by experienced and fully qualified practitioners. We provide a bespoke package to each client depending on their needs and area of practice.

Sectors covered include:

  • Local Authorities 
  • Schools
  • Housing Associations
  • Police Forces
  • Community Partners
  • Prison and Probation Service
  • Workplace Conflict (Public and Private Sector)
  • Volunteers

 

13. Casework (by arrangement)

For further information about any of our tailored restorative justice training packages, please contact Restorative Solutions on 01772 842 109 or complete our online enquiry form.

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