Lancashire Constabulary: Restorative Justice Team awarded Registered Service Provider status
We are pleased to announce that Lancashire Constabulary Restorative Justice Team has been awarded Registered Service Provider status. Having achieved the RJC’s Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) in 2018, becoming a Registered Service Provider demonstrates their continued commitment to delivering high quality restorative practice to nationally agreed standards.
During the registration process, the service has been independently assessed against the RJC’s Registered Service Provider Framework which sets out how restorative service providers should work.
Robust quality assurance processes are in place to ensure that practitioners facilitate high-quality, safe and effective restorative processes
RJC Registration Decision Report (Sept 21)
Senior leaders, managers and practitioners are committed to restorative practice and have ensured that it remains high profile across the force. This has included expanding the use of restorative practices within their professional standards and human resources departments. The restorative justice manager has ensured that robust quality assurance processes are in place to ensure that practitioners facilitate high-quality, safe and effective restorative processes.
As part of their Service Provider Registration, five practitioners were assessed against the RJC’s Registered Practitioner Framework. The RJC and Lancashire Constabulary Restorative Justice Team are delighted to confirm that Helena Cryer, Phil Cawley and Brendan McEnerney have been awarded Advanced Registered Practitioner status. Alongside this, Claire Joule has achieved Intermediate Registered Practitioner status and Claire Westbury becomes a Foundation Registered practitioner.
‘I would like to congratulate Lancashire Constabulary Restorative Justice Team and their Registered Practitioners for this achievement. Being awarded Registered Status demonstrates the team are facilitating high quality, safe and effective restorative practice. For those considering restorative justice, it should provide confidence that they will be supported by highly skilled practitioners.’
‘We are extremally proud of the service we have developed over the last 10 years within Lancashire, and we are delighted that this again has been recognised by achieving the RJC's Registered Service Provider Status. This status demonstrates that we continue to deliver a high quality, safe and effective restorative service and this is testament to the hard work of all my team.’
'As I lead the fight against the crime in Lancashire, with a passionate commitment to stopping people becoming victims in the first place and remove offenders from our communities, this accreditation shows the options available for those who are impacted by crime.
'Restorative Justice provides an important way for victims of crime to move forward with their lives and get answers. The team at Lancashire Police and Lancashire Victim Services can offer advice and support for those who take this difficult but often important step and this news reenforces this message.
'I will support the force in cracking down on criminals, making sure all of Lancashire’s areas and communities feel protected and work with the Chief Constable on the issues that matter to people, such as anti-social behaviour and getting tough on reoffending.'
You can find out more about Lancashire Constabulary Restorative Justice Team by visiting their website here.