Restore:Families West Yorkshire

Families experiencing youth violence in the home. are invited to join Restore:Families, a remote programme of support working with families over up to 8 remote sessions.

The overall aim of the programme is to support families to build respectful family relationships, stop violent and abusive behaviour, restore safety, trust and respect and to support young people to become accountable for their own behaviour in the home. We aim to support families to leave the programme with a respectful family model established and new methods for handling problems and conflict that will prevent further re-offences of abusive behaviour by young people toward their parents or carers. 

What parents and carers have told us about their experiences on the programme in other areas through delivery from 2015-2021:

“Violence, anger, outbursts at home ground me down to a point, I couldn't see a way out. If we hadn't have come here, I would have lost the relationship with my oldest and younger kids, would have kept going down the same path.”

“I know I am no longer alone and that it is OK to feel the way I do at times. I can expect my child to take responsibility for their actions and not feel bad about this. I feel I can talk to T more calmly than I used to and am trying to see things from both sides and think about what it was like for me at her age. I learned better coping methods and communication.”

What young people have told us about their experiences on the programme: 

“Because I enjoy being a proper family and enjoying time as a family. If we hadn't have been in Restore:Families I'd probably had nothing to do with my family. If I'd carried on acting how I was acting I'd have ended up in a home.” 

“I have improved in my behaviour, I started thinking more before I talked. I feel I am thinking more. I have changed in the way I don't kick off. I am doing better at school.”

“If I didn’t have you to speak to I don’t think we’d have been able to resolve anything” 

“I would definitely 100% recommend other families to get your support,  I get up in the morning now with a smile on my face.” 

To find out more contact

Jane Wignall, Service Manager Restore Families West Yorkshire

email: JaneWignall@restorativesolutions.org.uk 

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A Person Harmed by Crime
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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.
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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.
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