HMPPS Restorative Practice pilot with Approved Premises – Evaluation Report In April 2015, Restorative Thinking won an open tender to find a new approach to foster inclusive residential environments at Approved Premises. We decided to rigorously test restorative practice as an approach and from August 2015, for a period of one year, we ran the […]
Restorative domestic abuse perpetrator programme (external evaluation) Restorative Thinking delivered our Restorative Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme in Cumbria from April 2015 – October 2017, as part of the Cumbria PCC’s domestic abuse project, ‘Turning the Spotlight’. The Brathay Trust ran an evaluation of ‘Turning the Spotlight’ in Cumbria, April 2015 – 17, including a rigorous […]
Evaluation of ‘Parenting without Conflict’ in HMP setting In September – December 2017, Restorative Thinking was asked by POPS (Partners of Prisoners) to deliver our parenting programme, ‘Parenting without Conflict’, with four separate groups at HMP Risley. In total, 22 participants completed the course and the associated evaluation tools and 2 facilitators provided written feedback. […]
Letter from pupil to teacher, December 2015 Letter from pupil to Restorative Practice Lead at Liverpool Academy, December 2015 “I would just like to tell you about the many ways that our restorative practice sessions have benefitted and helped me along with my school life. The RP sessions have also helped me at home to […]
Children’s Commissioner highlights RP as best practice Adapted from the Restorative Justice Council website: The Children’s Commissioner, Dr Maggie Atkinson, highlighted restorative approaches as good practice in managing pupils with challenging behaviour in her 2012 report into schools exclusions, ‘They never give up on you’. The report was the result of the first year of an ongoing inquiry […]
CYP article on restorative practice ‘Children and Young People Now’ featured restorative practice in school settings in October 2017, with a focus on Restorative Thinking’s 2-year pilot with Liverpool City Council. Download the article here.
Liverpool City Council restorative practice school pilot Restorative Thinking Limited ran a two-year pilot with primary, secondary and special schools in Liverpool (from April 2015) to introduce and embed whole school restorative practice as a means of improving behaviour. The project has been evaluated by Restorative Thinking and Liverpool City Council, based on data and feedback […]
DfE research into effective anti-bullying strategies As restorative practice partner with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, Restorative Thinking supports awareness-raising of the impact restorative practice can have on both preventative and reactionary anti-bullying strategies. This research report from the DfE highlights qualitative research to understand anti-bullying practices some schools have found effective. These include approaches to tackling […]