Northumberland Youth Offending Service awarded RSQM

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18 September 2017

Northumberland Youth Offending Service is the latest organisation to achieve the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

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. Northumberland Youth Offending Service joins other RSQM awardees – in sectors ranging from criminal justice through education to care – delivering high quality restorative processes.

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

“Through completing the RSQM, Northumberland Youth Offending Service has proved that it is committed to providing the highest standards in restorative practice. I would like to congratulate all the team members for their achievement.”

John Millican, programme worker (victim liaison) at Northumberland Youth Offending Service, said:

“We were part of the Police and Crime Commissioner's desire to have all services within the force area recognised as restorative. The RSQM has helped put a genuine focus on restorative work within this service, and the award is a reflection of the creative work that the team does. We are confident that with this recognition, we can go from strength to strength in our restorative practice.”

You can find out more about the Restorative Service Quality Mark here.