Restorative Solutions: a snapshot of our most recent practitioner courses

Practitioner courses for housing, enforcement and tenancy officers in Lincolnshire

Restorative Solutions has delivered full three-day practitioner courses to Lincolnshire Police and Housing Officers to effectively practice restorative approaches with housing disputes and anti-social behaviour. 

Restorative Solutions continues to offer training and development across the whole range of areas where the use of restorative approaches can have an impact. One notable area is anti-social behaviour (ASB) and neighbourhood disputes, having taken referrals from various local authorities and housing providers in Lincolnshire and elsewhere, Restorative Solutions has delivered training to its staff.

In Lincolnshire, the Restorative Solutions' team delivered the full three-day practitioner training to housing officers, enforcement officers and tenancy officers to support them in dealing with ASB, harm and conflict between neighbours. 

Over three days attendees learned how to apply restorative practice to these cases, and evidence has shown using restorative approaches can reduce callout and support the community in addressing ASB and disputes.

Restorative Solutions virtual staff and volunteer training

Restorative Solutions recently welcomed 18 new staff and volunteers to the team, and delivering our training online whilst welcoming the new staff from around the country virtually was a new experience for us. 

Delivering the practitioner training via ‘Zoom’ with three trainers, Restorative Solutions was able to use the many facilities of Zoom to use breakout rooms, whiteboards and chat bars. This meant we had a truly interactive experience, of course not quite like being in a room together, but very close. 

Completing all of our work and training online is more tiring than in a room together, especially for three long days, but the introduction of three trainers and a wide range of training styles and methods meant no one was left feeling bored.

Restorative Solutions has since delivered a whole suite of restorative justice and restorative approaches training online, from single sessions to three-day training courses, all of which require proficiency in the use of IT … which has itself been a great learning curve for the team. 

Working with Derbyshire Educational Psychology team to assist their work in Schools and with Families

Education Psychology Departments (EPD) across the UK are key in supporting teachers and staff in schools across the counties. Restorative Solutions was privileged to work with the team in Derbyshire, and it's not the first time we have worked with them. 

The whole group was committed, enthusiastic and appreciative of the tangible benefits of using restorative approaches in their work. Again, flexibility is key so the practitioner training was spread over five days to fit with EPD's needs. This meant Restorative Solutions staff could tell in subsequent sessions how they had already begun to apply restorative approaches to their work. We wish them every success in its implementation.

Find out more about Restorative Solutions' training

To learn more about what Restorative Solutions does and how we can support you with restorative justice and restorative approaches training, please get in touch on 01772 842 109 or visit our website.

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What people say about Restorative Solutions

I'm so glad I am working with RJ. I don't know who would listen to me if it wasn’t for you.
A Person Harmed by Crime
RJ is very underrated and I certainly think we should be using it more.
A Professional who Referred Someone into our Service
Very satisfied – it’s been a great service. A worthwhile process for me and I hope for the offenders. Staff have been great and I would like to thank them.
A victim
It was the right thing to do. Both victims told me to let go of what happened. I didn't want to hear it but they both forgave me and said I should move on. I have taken that on and thought about it and I have come to terms with what happened. You've helped me significantly. It's as though my head has been lifted of a gigantic weight.
An Offender
Thanks for your time today. I feel like you understand R so well, I really hope you can help him to learn how to be happy.
Feedback from a family in East Kent
Restorative Justice offers a unique opportunity for victims and survivors to move on from and overcome the trauma that can be left with them after experiencing crime. I am exceedingly proud of the work that the team at Restorative Solutions do in supporting our community. We should always consider the needs of victims of crime and this service exemplifies that sentiment and allows so many to put behind them what can be the worst experience of their lives.
Marc Jones, Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.

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