We offer a range of training solutions that deliver:

Awareness for managers and onwards to specialist practitioner training courses. 

  • Informal resolution of conflict in the workplace to complex cases of harmful sexual behaviour.

  • Expertise in the criminal justice system; schools; the looked after children’s system, local authorities, faith groups and more.

  • Teaching restorative practice to also include mediation skills

  • Both face to face and remote solutions.

We are able to offer training solutions that suit the specific needs of your organisation. 

We provide Restorative Training at all levels and we are experienced in designing bespoke courses. Our training is delivered in accordance with the Restorative Justice Council’s Restorative Practice Guidance (2020) and complies with the Code of Conduct for Trainers.

Our Practitioner Training Courses are highly participative and achieve experiential learning through a series of sessions supported by the training guide. Each session builds upon the last so as to maximise knowledge and skills development.

The delivery style reflects the restorative process. The approach is inclusive and seeks to provide all participants with an understanding of and an opportunity to practice restorative interventions in both informal and formal settings.

Restorative approaches are now being offered in a wider range of situations, meaning that demand for practitioners has increased substantially and this trend is likely to continue in the near future. For those seeking employment, or even self-employment, training in Restorative Approaches could represent a great opportunity to start on a new career path. Those already in work could benefit from an expanded skills bank.

Our training delivery options

Different organisations and people have different needs. That’s why we deliver our training in a number of ways and are flexible when agreeing how best to move forward with individual needs.

  • Remote learning 

We have extensive experience of delivering many training courses and workshops remotely using “Zoom” or “Microsoft Teams”

  • In-company (in-house/on-site) training

We will come to you and train your team at a location that works best for you.

Did you know?

Completion of our three-day Practitioner Course can be used as an accreditation of prior learning to access the BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award, Practitioner Training in Restorative Approaches and provides a nationally recognised qualification leading to accreditation with National Forum of Restorative Practitioners. For further information, please contact Tony Walker: tonywalker@restorativesolutions.org.uk, 07912300280.

Training Services Testimonial

Harmful Sexual Behaviour Training:

I booked the course for myself and 3 volunteer facilitators from our partnership. All of us agreed that it was the best training we had been on. The use of 5 trainers worked really well and they blended seamlessly across the days with each trainer being their own specialist knowledge to the training. We all felt more equipped to work in the specialist area of RJ and HSB and also felt we had made some excellent contacts if we had any follow up questions.

Becky Beard - Project coordinator, Restorative Gloucestershire 

Practitioner Training in Restorative Approaches:

The service, guidance and support myself and my team have received from Restorative Solutions has been amazing. The training we have received has enabled us to become one of the most successful schemes in the North West. Nothing is ever to much trouble for them and they are always on hand to offer a helping hand.

Vickie Yardley - Restorative Justice Coordinator, Tameside Neighbourhood

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Practitioner Training in Restorative Approaches:

I attended the Restorative Justice course 12 months ago. It was an extremely enlightening and informative course. It was presented well, giving a good indication of what is required to become a Restorative Justice Practitioner/Facilitator. The role plays were useful and gave an opportunity to put the theory into practice. Personally, it gave me an insight to how RJ can be used to deal with both the victim and offender. The victim is given a voice and opportunity to face the offender and to say how they felt about what happened, therefore allowing the offender a chance to hear the effect of their actions.

Professionally, it has given me another perspective on the Criminal Justice System. It provides me with the chance to witness reparation and apology from the offender to empower the victim to feel they have had an opportunity to, “have a voice!” I never cease to be amazed at how powerful the RJ process can be. Thank you to all at Restorative Solutions for such a first class experience!

Sheena Ruston - Volunteer Co-ordinator, ROC Restore Bury, Redeeming Our Communities

BTEC Level 4 Restorative Justice Approaches

Just received notification of passing the BTEC Case Supervisor course and wanted to recommend it. If you want to continue your development as a practitioner OR if you've been round the block a few times (that's me!) and could do with MORE than a refresher, this course is for you! It's great to put the day job to one side, clear the head and give some thought to effective management of restorative practice. Its a very practical course with a focus on the reality of supervising and managing processes in our unique world. Just drop me a line if you want more info.

Dave Aukett - RJ Trainer

For more information, contact:
Tony Walker, Director of Practice Delivery, tonywalker@restorativesolutions.org.uk or;
Pauline Woodhouse, Practice Delivery Manager, paulinewoodhouse@restorativesolutions.org.uk

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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.

Case Studies

An Attempted Burglary: Restorative Justice Case Study

When Joanne and her husband had just gone to bed, they heard a really loud bang downstairs. They immediately thought som...

A Workplace Assault: Restorative Justice Case Study

Nick worked at a clothing shop. When he noticed Glenn, a customer, shoplifting, Nick stepped in to challenge him. The po...

A Manslaughter: Restorative Justice Case Study

We received a referral from a Victim Liaison Officer who was working on a manslaughter case. The grandmother advised the...

A Robbery: Restorative Justice Case Study

This Restorative Justice case saw Jamie and Ruth openly communicate in a face-to-face conference. Years before, Jamie at...

A Non-Recent Child Sexual Abuse: Restorative Justice Case Study

The victim in this non-recent child sexual abuse case was a 56-year-old woman called Lisa. Her father sexually abused he...

A Creeper Burglary: Restorative Justice Case Study

This was a case of an overnight “creeper” burglary in a residential area where the harmer had gained access through an u...

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