Guidance on RJC Training Requirements

The requirements for facilitation training are set out at paragraph b) of the RJC Practitioner Code of Practice. It says:

Practitioners must have completed, as a minimum, facilitation training delivered by an RJC registered training provider.

Guidance: Facilitation and practitioner training is training for those wishing to undertake formal restorative processes. Such training covers the full range of skills outlined in the core 2013 National Occupational Standards for Restorative Practice.

Facilitator and practitioner training will usually comprise a minimum of 20 hours of training. Training of less than 24 hours’ duration should be preceded by mandatory pre-reading.

This training should cover the following key areas:

  • an introduction to the concepts and philosophy of restorative practice

  • informal and formal restorative processes, including restorative conferences, face to face restorative practice and/or family group conferencing

  • relevant national standards, including the RJC Practitioner Competency Framework, the RJC Principles of Restorative Practice, the RJC Practitioner Code of Practice and the National Occupational Standards for Restorative Practice (Skills for Justice)

Facilitator and practitioner training should have a practical element, including at least one role play exercise demonstrating a restorative intervention. This should give participants the opportunity to practise and observe facilitation skills.

(RJC Practitioner Handbook (2016), page 14).