Education Authority Northern Ireland awarded Registered Training Provider status

We are pleased to announce that the Education Authority Northern Ireland (EA) have been awarded Registered Training Provider status.

EA is responsible for ensuring that efficient and effective primary and secondary education services are available to meet the needs of children and young people, and support for the provision of efficient and effective youth services.

EANI clearly ensures that staff are trained to an excellent standard. They have provided robust evidence of how they have embedded restorative principles throughout their learning programs. Being able to adapt training to the most appropriate and responsive use of restorative practices and making training relevant within the educational sector it serves, are amongst the strengths of this application.

RJC Registration Decision Report (July 23)

Over the last 2 academic years, EA’s restorative team have been supporting schools to develop, implement and embed restorative practices through a range of training and support packages. Roisin Doran, Deputy Chief Education Welfare Officer said “EA’s vision is to inspire, support and challenge our young people to be the best they can be. Restorative Practices is a tool that can support everyone to achieve this vision and is something that our young people truly deserve.”

When asked why EA decided to apply for RJC Training Provider Registration, Roisin said “I felt it was important that we [EA] are providing safe and quality restorative practices. The RJC practice framework is fundamental to ensuring safe, effective and quality restorative service delivery.”

She went on to say that recognition through the RJC’s Registered Training Provider Award not only develops competence gained through knowledge and experience, but also solidifies the team’s commitment to ethics and continual professional development.

Jim Simon, the RJC’s Chief Executive said:

“Education Authority Northern Ireland have demonstrated throughout the rigorous assessment process that they have met the standards set out in our Registered Training Provider Framework. It was clear throughout the assessment process that the restorative team are committed to ensuring their training programmes are designed and delivered in line with our rigorous national standards. Those accessing training delivered by EA can be confident in the quality of training being provided.”

To find out more about how the Education Authority Northern Ireland’s restorative team can support you, contact Roisin Doran at