HMP Peterborough awarded the RSQM

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5 December 2018

The RJC is pleased to announce that HMP Peterborough has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

Chris Straker, the RJC’s interim chief executive, said:

“My heartfelt congratulations to HMP Peterborough on completing the RSQM. It’s wonderful to see a whole-prison restorative approach being adopted at a time when new approaches are sorely needed to make prisons safer and more stable. This award demonstrates that HMP Peterborough is providing the highest standards in restorative practice.”

The RSQM is a badge of quality that guarantees that a service provides safe, high quality restorative practice which meets the six Restorative Service Standards. HMP Peterborough joins other RSQM awardees – in sectors ranging from criminal justice through education to care – delivering high quality restorative processes.

Lynsey Pooley, HMP Peterborough’s restorative justice/approaches coordinator, said:

“It was great to receive recognition for all the hard work within our prison, especially at a time where the prison service as a whole is under considerable pressure. We are proud to have adopted restorative approaches across the whole of our prison establishment and were keen to be assessed as a whole prison, including both external restorative justice and use of restorative approaches and restorative families internally.

“The RSQM allows organisations to reflect on their structures and practice, in a way that assists development and individual performance, therefore improving the quality of service offered to victims and offenders.”

You can find out more about the RSQM here.