“Relationships built through restorative practice are the oxygen people and communities need to survive and thrive…” (Dr Jim Longo, Washington and Jefferson College)

Restorative Practice

Restorative practice presents a framework for establishing, building and maintaining positive relationships.  Restorative practice consists of a set of theories, principles, processes and skills that guide the way we act in all our dealings.  This includes establishing trust and psychologically safety, and also holding ourselves and each other to account; having conversations that are difficult; jointly problem-solving.
Restorative Thinking is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise specialising in the field of restorative practice.  We work alongside NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, Schools, Prison and Probation Services to introduce, develop and embed restorative practice.  
In 2018 we won the i-Network Innovation Award for ‘Innovating and Transforming Public Services‘.

Behaviour Contagion

Restorative practice requires everyone to really consider their part in creating healthy, open, inclusive cultures.  Restorative practice is a philosophy that guides our thinking, saying and doing and influences how we interact with each other; how we establish, build and maintain positive relationships, hold ourselves and each other to account and resolve confrontation and conflict.

This video shows the New York Red Bulls players giving their coats to mascots during heavy rain in March 2024.  It’s a great example of ‘behaviour contagion’, and demonstrates really well what happens when we are the first to adopt restorative practice; model it at every opportunity, and watch it catch on!

Our Collaborations

NHS Trusts, Local Authorities,
Health and Social Care

Improve day-to-day communications and conversations to foster more effective working relationships.

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Restorative and relational practice enable schools to bring different and sustainable solutions to long-standing pinch points, including attendance, attainment, exclusions, bullying.

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Parents and Carers

Learn about your child’s developing brain and behaviour, alongside alternative ways to respond to challenging behaviour.  Teach your child/ren key relationship skills for life.

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Criminal Justice Settings

Reduce offending and re-offending rates and foster behaviour change by growing inclusive residential environments and relationship skills.

Get in Touch

We’d love to hear from you and to start a conversation.

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Access our e-Learning CPD courses via this link.