Restorative Cleveland awarded the RSQM

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6 June 2018

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

Restorative Cleveland is a multi-agency partnership funded by the police and crime commissioner to deliver restorative justice throughout Cleveland. The partnership is made up of thirteen organisations including the police, local authorities, victim services and probation services, with a shared vision of ensuring victims have access to high quality restorative justice at any stage of their journey.

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

“Congratulations to Restorative Cleveland on achieving the RSQM. This demonstrates the partnership’s commitment to providing safe and effective restorative justice across the Cleveland area.”

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. Restorative Cleveland joins other RSQM awardees – in sectors ranging from criminal justice through education to care – delivering high quality restorative processes.

Barry Coppinger, police and crime commissioner for Cleveland, said:

“I’m delighted that Restorative Cleveland has been awarded the RSQM. The success of the partnership is a testament to the power of agencies working together towards an improved outcome for victims.

"Receiving the quality mark means victims can have confidence that they will have access to a high-quality service and partners can be assured that Restorative Cleveland has the right processes in place to support victims during their journey.”

Simon Smart, Restorative Cleveland’s team manager, said:

“We wanted to apply for the RSQM to ensure that the public, clients and partners can be confident in our service. It’s an uplifting feeling knowing that all our work is at the agreed professional standard.

I would actively encourage any service to apply. As a process it helps to develop and improve your service.”

Find out more about the RSQM here.