Restorative Gloucestershire awarded Registered Service Provider status
We are pleased to announce that Restorative Gloucestershire have been awarded Registered Service Provider status along with ten of their staff and volunteers who have been awarded individual Registered Practitioner status.
Led by Rebecca Richardson, Restorative Gloucestershire undertake both Restorative Justice and Restorative Mediation case work. These Restorative processes explore the impact of what has happened, what harm has been caused, understand the needs of the people involved, and bring those harmed by crime or conflict, and those responsible for the harm, into communication. This enables everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.
Navigating the complexities of finding a balance between safeguarding and delivering supportive and inclusive restorative processes is undoubtably a challenge, however, the core values of safe and effective practice, are factored in alongside risk and safety assessments ensuring that there are no unnecessary risks being taken and no compromise on integrity of practice.
RJC Registration Decision Report (May 23)
When asked why Restorative Gloucestershire decided to apply to become Registered with the RJC, Rebecca said “It is hugely important to us that the Restorative work we do is delivered to the highest standard, that our practice is safe and that our service embodies all the Restorative principles holistically. The RJC registration process, along with the RJC practice guidance, provides us with a means to ensure that Restorative Gloucestershire meets the highest standards for all our participants and our valued practitioners.”
As part of their Registered Service Provider application, Restorative Gloucestershire have also registered eleven restorative practitioners. Paul Mukasa, Jude Perez, Anneliese Vickers, Kerry Baker, Inger Brit Lowater and Jenn Crickett have been awarded Advanced Registered Practitioner status. Rebecca Richardson, Sarah Poultney and Angela Robson have successfully been awarded Intermediate Registered Practitioner status. Melanie Mitty and Leonard Okafor were awarded Foundation Registered Practitioner status. The RJC would like to congratulate these practitioners on their awards.
Jim Simon, the RJC’s chief executive said:
“I would like to congratulate Restorative Gloucestershire and their Registered Practitioners on this achievement. Being awarded Registered Status demonstrates the team are facilitating high quality, safe and effective restorative practice. Those considering accessing restorative justice can be confident that they will be supported by highly skilled practitioners.”
Upon receiving their Registered Service Provider award, Rebecca Richardson, Service Manager said “I am incredibly proud of the Restorative Gloucestershire team for their hard work and commitment to achieving RJC service registration. It is a privilege to receive this endorsement from the RJC for the high standard of service we provide, the culmination of a huge effort by the staff team and our incredible volunteer practitioners.”
When hearing that Restorative Gloucestershire had been awarded Registered Status, Chris Nelson, Police and Crime Commissioner Gloucestershire said “I am really pleased that our highly skilled Restorative Justice team have gained this valued accreditation status. RJ is such an important aid in conflict resolution, so anything the team can do to prove the value of their contributions is to be welcomed. RJ has so much to offer those in search of powerful and lasting solutions to complex problems.”
To find out more about Restorative Gloucestershire visit their website HERE.