Restorative Solutions is engaged with a diverse and wide range of public and private sector organisations, agencies and communities who are all committed to making a difference through restorative approaches. These include:

Ministry of Justice

Restorative Justice Council

Restorative Solutions is a Registered Training Provider with the Restorative Justice Council, and adheres to the RJC Trainers Code of Practice.

The Restorative Forum

Restorative Solutions CIC is one of proud founders of the Restorative Forum, the go-to place for all things restorative. The Restorative Forum is the place for the Restorative Community to meet and have open and frank discussions. Whether you are a Mediator or RJ Practitioner, Academic, Service Commissioner, or simply interested in Restorative Approaches, you are welcome to participate in debate, contribute with your experience and share best practice.

Catch 22

In 2008 Rainer merged with Crime Concern to become Rainer Crime Concern and then Catch22. Today Catch22 embodies many of the philosophies and beliefs of the three founding organisations. We believe in helping people in tough situations for the wider benefit of society, as the Royal Philanthropic Society did. Fundamentally, although our environment and circumstances have changed, our ultimate goals have not: we aim to deliver social value by turning chaotic lives around.

Restore London

Restore:London is a non-profit consortium led by Catch22 with key partners Restorative Solutions, Khulisa and the IARS International Institute. The consortium partners bring expertise in building and evaluating victim-led services, restorative justice delivery, delivering pan London programmes, offender management and criminal justice innovation. The R:L Service is available in all 32 London Boroughs, and is offered to all those victimised in London (offence taking place within London), or living in London (where the offence may have taken place outside of London) at any stage of the Criminal Justice System.

Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner

A ‘one size fits all’ approach to tackling ASB and low level crime does not always deliver outcomes for the victim, the community or the offender. The impact on the victim will be the driving force behind how those who commit ASB and low level crime are dealt with. The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (“the Act”) brought in a new approach to crime, policing and community safety to deal with ASB to ensure that the needs of victims are put first. Community Remedy is one of these new approaches, which is a list of actions that gives victims a say in how offenders of certain low level crime and ASB.

Lincolnshire Police & Crime Commissioner

Victims are at the heart of the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Plan, and the Police and Crime Commissioner is seeking to put victims at the heart of the approach to commissioning services. The Victims Services Conference was a key part of on-going dialogue between organisations working to support victims and witnesses across Lincolnshire.

Leicestershire Police & Crime Commissioner

Sir Clive believes that grass roots dialogue with the public, communities and the victims of crime helps safeguard the achievement of his strategic objectives, and ensures that plans are developed with the impact on the individual and community in mind. Relationships close to the ground are therefore highly valued, and the Commissioner is exploring how these partnerships currently operate and how he can support and, where needed, help improve these arrangements.

Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commissioner

As the first elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, Adam Simmonds is committed to delivering change - to bring down violent crime, to ensure that victims of crime are put first, to increase front-line policing and to make Northamptonshire the safest place in England. Adam's aim is for the commission to be transformational: innovative; vibrant; passionate; embracing new technologies and new ways of doing things. It will get things done with less talking, meetings and bureaucracy.

Durham Constabulary

“Durham Constabulary is proud to be associated with Restorative Solutions. Modern day policing is all about reducing offending and changing people’s lives for the better. We are no longer (if we ever were) a law enforcement agency only. Restoration for victims and communities is at the heart of what we do.”
Mr Barton, Deputy Chief Constable

Lancashire Constabulary

“Lancashire Constabulary and Restorative Solutions have formed a hugely beneficial partnership in respect of the training and raising of awareness at all levels of restorative justice.”
Tim Ewen, Head of Criminal Justice

Red Snapper Learning

Red Snapper Learning is a market leading provider of education and training services to the civil & criminal law enforcement and broader crime prevention work communities. The team has supplied a wide range of courses to well over 1000 organisations across the UK. These include but are not limited to police forces, local authorities and central government agencies such as MOD, Home Office, Defra amongst many more. We operate an accredited BTEC Centre (Edexcel Pearson Centre Number 02298). Through this BTEC centre we deliver and develop a range of specialist qualifications in the crime prevention/detection sector.

Cambridge University (Police Executive Programme)

"Professor Lawrence Sherman, Wolfson Professor of Criminology at Cambridge University, is one of the leading criminologists in the world and among his many other duties he directs the Cambridge Police Executive Programme. The emphasis of the programme is evidence-based policing, which includes the strong, positive evidence for Restorative Justice as an important strategy for improving policing and criminal justice.

"Professor Sherman and the Police Executive Programme work closely in partnership with Restorative Solutions and undertook a major part of the Home Office Trials on Restorative Justice."

Reliance Secure Task Management (RSTM)

“Reliance Secure Task Management (RSTM) is delighted to continue the long and effective association with Restorative Solutions who have made a significant contribution to community safety by changing lives and protecting communities through the innovative and progressive application of restorative approaches.”
Geoff Vinall Chief Executive Officer RSTM


Analytica is a specialist provider of technical assistance, research and evaluation services in the areas of justice and community safety in the UK and internationally.

Salford City Council

"Salford has trained frontline staff across the city to use restorative approaches to solve a wide range of issues, e.g. in schools, Youth Offending Service with young people and victims of crime and to resolve community issues. All response police officers have now been trained in the youth restorative disposal and are in the process of training key police officers in the two day training. This strategy has brought the first time entrants into the criminal justice system down which is one of Salford's national indicators. We have achieved this with the support and training from Restorative Solutions."
Susan Puffett, Reducing Reoffencing Coordinator

Brislington Enterprise College

"We introduced a restorative approach when our more ‘traditional’ methods of assertive discipline were not impacting on overall student behaviours. Our core values of trust and respect are more fully reflected within the methodology and practice associated with a restorative approach. The impact on student behaviour and their wellbeing has been dramatic. Adults have also been given a different voice that enables closure to be reached in varying situations. We are still learning our way forward but our efforts in staff and student training offer great hope for the future."

Birkbeck University of London

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. A global elite, top 150 institution, they encourage applications from students without traditional qualifications.

Institute for Criminal Research

A study into Probation Quality and Engagement with Offenders forms part of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Offender Engagement Programme (OEP). The OEP seeks to investigate the hypothesis that one-to-one work with those under probation supervision can be a powerful vehicle for facilitating behavioural change. By establishing what supports effective engagement and better understanding how to overcome the barriers which hinder these processes, the aim of the OEP is to better enable practitioners to reduce reoffending and change probationers' lives through their one-to-one engagement with them.

HM Prison & Probation Service

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) works with partners to carry out the sentences given by the courts, either in custody or the community.

HMPPS reduces reoffending by rehabilitating the people in their care through education and employment. The agency is made up of Her Majesty’s Prison Service, the National Probation Service and a headquarters focussed on creating tools and learning.


Within England and Wales, HMPPS is responsible for:

  • running prison and probation services
  • rehabilitation services for people in their care leaving prison
  • making sure support is available to stop people reoffending
  • contract managing private sector prisons and services such as:
    • the prisoner escort service
    • electronic tagging

Through HM Prison Service: they manage public sector prisons and the contract for private prisons in England and Wales.

Through the National Probation Service: they oversee probation delivery in England and Wales including through community rehabilitation companies.

Thames Valley Partnership

The Thames Valley Partnership works in partnership with the statutory, private and voluntary sectors to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the problems of crime and social exclusion. We work to protect victims and reintegrate offenders. Their strength is in collaborative working and integrated approaches across sectors, particularly linking Criminal Justice services to voluntary sector and Local Authority providers.

Their broad spectrum of work includes programmes around the needs of families of offenders, in the field of domestic abuse, support for victims, restorative justice, community cohesion, mental health issues, early interventions and initiatives around young people and arts related projects.

Thames Valley Partnership is currently working with Restorative Solutions on NOMS RJ Capacity Building Initiative producing eight operational templates, including referral systems.

Social Landlords Crime and Nuisance Group

The Social Landlords Crime and Nuisance Group (SLCNG) is the UK's leading housing based organisation specialising in delivering effective solutions to anti-social behaviour.

Safety Net Associates Group

“We are proud to work with Restorative Solutions as fellow founding partners of the Community Restorative Justice Academy. Through their work with the academy, Restorative Solutions have made a massive contribution to the development and delivery of the first “joined-up” UK wide programme of training and qualifications professionalising practitioners in the field of Restorative Approaches”.
Bob Kennett, Chairman of the Safety Net Associates Group

Universities Police Science Institute

The Universities' Police Science Institute (UPSI) was established in 2007 in partnership with South Wales Police to develop the research evidence base for the art, craft and science of policing. Since its inception it has secured £2million external funding from various policing and governmental agencies. Combining academic rigour with a strong focus upon policy and practice, it has achieved international renown for its innovations in designing, developing and assessing new solutions to policing problems.

Cardiff University

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain's leading teaching and research universities.

The University's breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning. The University is also home to three major new Research Institutes, offering radical new approaches to neurosciences and mental health, cancer stem cells and sustainable places.

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