Registered Restorative Organisation

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Registered Restorative Organisation with the RJC.

In order to apply for Registration you will need to hold a current RJC Organisational or Charitable Membership. 

Not a member? You can sign up for membership by CLICKING HERE

Below you will find further details of how your organisation can become registered with the RJC.

Who should apply for Registered Restorative Organisation status?

A Restorative Organisation works restoratively but does not necessarily undertake restorative processes outside of their organisation. This could be, for example, a school, care home or workplace environment.

If you are an organisation with multiple departments and/or over multiple locations, please refer to our Large Registered Restorative Organisation Page.

What are the benefits of applying for Registration?

There are many benefits to becoming a Registered Restorative Organisation, which include:

  • Building trust in your organisation and the services you offer
  • Demonstrating your organisation has been assessed against our restorative framework as competently creating and delivering a restorative ethos that is responsive to it's stakeholder needs
  • Placing your organisation on our practice register, demonstrating you are working to best practice standards as an aspirational organisation
  • Access to events and networking opportunities with other Registered Restorative Organisations
  • Providing opportunities to influence practice relevant to your sector

The RJC Registered Restorative Organisation Framework

This Framework sets out how a restorative organisation should work. We have been careful to ensure that it does not constrain practice or hamper creativity and the need for services to develop and exercise their professional judgement. This Framework has been designed to be flexible so that it applies across different types of restorative practice without being overly prescriptive.  

The Framework is broken into six performance indicators with each indicator consisting of a number of standards which outline the requirements organisations are required to evidence.

1 - Leadership

1.1 - Building a restorative community

1.2 - Embedding restorative practice within strategic and operational planning

1.3 - Processes are in place to evaluate the impact of restorative practice

2 - Policies and Procedures

2.1 - Organisational policies and procedures promote safe and effective practice

2.2 - Arrangements are in place to ensure compliance with organisational policies and procedures

2.3 - Arrangements are in place for reviewing organisational policies and procedures

3 - Training and development

3.1 - Staff are trained to a level commensurate with their role 

3.2 - Restorative practice is included within the organisation’s induction procedures

3.3 - Organisational commitment to continued professional development

4 - Support and supervision

4.1 - Provide opportunities for practice supervision

4.2 - Provide opportunities to network with other restorative organisations

5 - Delivering indirect and informal restorative practice*

5.1 - Identifying appropriate restorative interventions

5.2 - Risk and safety assessment

5.3 - Preparing participants

5.4 - Facilitating indirect and informal restorative practice

5.5 - Facilitating and monitoring agreed outcomes

6 - Maintaining professional standards

6.1 - Adhering to the RJC’s Organisation Code of Practice

You can download the Restorative Organisation Registration Framework Criteria for each level below:

Registered Restorative Organisation Framework

*Some organisations may have practitioners who are leading direct or formal restorative processes. If this is the case, the organisation should also apply for Practitioner Registration for each of the individuals undertaking direct restorative work.

Practitioner Registration requirements can be viewed by CLICKING HERE

The Registration Process

Organisations applying for registration are required to submit a portfolio of evidence demonstrating how they meet our registration standards. The organisation's portfolio consists of 3 key elements:

  • Registered Restorative Organisation Portfolio Record
  • Practitioner/Employee Practice Statement (including case studies)
  • A Signed copy of the Registered Restorative Organisation Code of Practice

Upon receipt of your Registration Application, you will be provided with a copy of the RJC's Registered Restorative Organisation Application Guidance. This document includes applicant guidance and evidence requirements against each indicator.

Once you have gathered your organisational and practitioner evidence you will need to submit your portfolio for assessment. Your assessor will review the documentation provided and may contact you to request additional evidence or to arrange a suitable time to discuss the evidence provided. You will receive an assessment report from your assessor which will outline whether your application for registration has been successful. If you are awarded Registered status, your organisation will be added to our Practice Register and you will receive your Registered Restorative Organisation certificate and logos. If your application is unsuccessful, your assessor will explain in detail why this is the case.

Assessment Fees

The cost of Assessment is:

Initial Registration Assessment £1560

Restorative Organisation Registration is valid for 1 year and is subject to annual renewal

Maintaining your registration

To maintain your Registered Status each year, you will need to continue to hold a valid RJC Organisational Membership as outlined below:

  Annual 3 Year Advanced
Large Organisation £490 £1,445
Small Organisation – 5 or less FTE £330 £965
Large Charity £410 £1,205
Small Charity £275 £800

In addition, Organisations will also need to submit an Annual Monitoring Report and pay the required renewal fee outlined below:

Annual Registration Renewal fee £312

Next Steps

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