Our Courses

Restorative Approaches for educators, care staff or youth justice professionals

and the wide range of staff supporting families and children in a local authority


After attending our courses you are likely to:

  • feel much more confident dealing with conflicts in both your personal and your professional life
  • have the skills to supporting others to resolve their conflicts, using informal and more formal mediation skills
  • be able to call on more advanced skills to address challenging and harmful behaviours using restorative conferences
  • find yourself using different language to address low- level disruption
  • think differently about how to prevent bullying, and also how to address it when it happens, whether amongst adults or young people
  • have a consistent and replicable set of strategies for reducing the use of sanctions
  • feel motivated to develop the self-regulation skills and inner moral compass of those with whom you work·
  • know how to facilitate circle meetings to build a sense of community and belonging
  • believe that putting things right when they go wrong is more effective than punishment
  • be willing to explore new strategies for managing change and overcoming the fear of, and resistance to,change
  • be inspired to review the way you interact with people of all ages, and at every level of your work.

We run regular open access courses for individuals or small numbers from your staff team. 

We would love to see you on our next 3-day course

in London 16th - 18th January 2018

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 Transforming conflict training

On this short introduction to restorative practice you will:

●Explore the key values, principles and themes that underpin all restorative engagement

●Learn how to transform relationships by addressing difficult conversations, conflicts, bullying, challenging, anti-social and

criminal behaviours as well as low-level disruption in a consistently positive way

●Develop restorative responses that can reduce the use of, and the need for, punitive responses whilst still offering closure to all

those affected

●Practice running circle processes to help build a sense of community amongst young people and/or staff teams, to develop

trust and mutual respect, and to enhance confidence and problem-solving skills  


Click on the following links to find out more.

Module 1   Setting the scene 

Module 2   Productive conversations

Module 3   Introducing the face-to-face meeting framework

We are making things much easier this year and simplifying our fee system.

Our courses and seminars will now cost £120 per person, per day, plus VAT and any expenses our trainers incur travelling and staying away from home.

This represents amazing value, not least because for 3 and 5 day courses we offer a package of resources for each participant worth over £30.

This price structure applies for a minimum of 8 people and a maximum of 14, for courses we deliver at a venue you have organised. If you book for 14 we will offer you 2 more places free.

For our regular open-access course, at our venue, follow the link further up this page.


Module 1  Setting the scene -

Exploring the under-pinning values, principles and core beliefs of all restorative practice; refecting on our current practice; experiencing circles for building community and for planning and problem-solving.  

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Module 2   Productive conversations

Productive conversations based on fve core restorative beliefs; responding efectively in day to day challenging situations (eg corridor conversations; ‘street RJ’); working proactively with Circles  

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Module 3   Introducing the face-to-face meeting framework

Introducing the face-to-face meeting framework for mediation and problem-solving based on 5 key themes  

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Continuing Professional Development and Advanced Skills training

 Our own CPD programme includes:

  • Restorative Leadership – this can be delivered as both an introductory event and also as an extension session for senior managers click here for details
  • Working with vulnerable and troubled families click here for details
  • Advanced facilitation skills – working with vulnerable people and/or people with special needs  – contact us to discuss your particular needs

one to one training

We have designed our course as a series of modules, lasting one or two days each. Each module builds on the concepts and skills learnt in the previous one. Participants are issued with a log book to record their attendance at each course and their experience of restorative practice. Evidence of attendance at the previous module is required in order to sign up for the next one.


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We are a Registered Training Provider with the Restorative Justice Council, and adhere to the RJC Trainers  Code of Practice which means that all courses are based on the Best Practice Guidelines for Restorative Practitioners and the appropriate National Occupational Standards for Restorative Practice for that module. Director Belinda Hopkins has been part of working groups with both the Home Office and the RJC to help shape both the Best Practice Guidelines for Restorative Practitioners and the National Occupational Standards for Restorative Practice. She is one of the first people in the country to gain the prestigious Accredited Practitioner award, and so she can now use her knowledge and experience to support others gain the award.



Principles of Restorative Practice

Best Practice Guidelines for Restorative Practitioners

National Occupational Standards for Restorative Practice

Principles of Restorative Practice in Schools


However we offer more than is suggested in the Trainers’ Code of Practice because we believe that to become a truly restorative environment everyone needs a certain level of skill. When the Code was first developed it only focussed on restorative meetings when harm has been caused.

We explain HERE how our course structure relates to the RJC Trainers’ Code of Practice requirements so that commissioners can compare us with what other training providers offer. Please do not hesitate to ring us for a chat about your requirements however. We pride ourselves in designing courses to meet your particular needs.

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