Wirral Youth Offending Service and Medway Mediation awarded the RSQM

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14 December 2016

The RJC is pleased to announce that Wirral Youth Offending Service and Medway Mediation have been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

Jon Collins, the RJC’s chief executive, said:

“Through completing the RSQM, Wirral Youth Offending Service and Medway Mediation have proved that they are committed to providing the highest standards in restorative practice. I would like to congratulate both organisations for their achievements.”

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. Wirral YOS and Medway Mediation join other RSQM awardees – in sectors ranging from criminal justice through education to care – delivering high quality restorative processes.

Sue Holmes, Medway Mediation’s CEO said:

“Achieving the RSQM was hard work but it was definitely a positive journey and it gave us the opportunity to think about how we were doing things and how we could do them better. It allowed us to reflect on all aspects of restorative work that could otherwise be taken for granted. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain by going for the RSQM.”

Stephen Collier, The Restorative Practices Team Leader at Wirral Council, said:

“We are very proud of our restorative practice work and feel that achieving the RSQM provides evidence that what we are doing is of a high standard. Receiving accreditation has also empowered our staff to remain focused on restorative practice and to highlight our positive outcomes to our partner agencies.

“The RJC provided excellent support throughout our application process and our allocated assessor was only a phone call or email away should we need any help."