Department for Education guidance: Preventing and tackling bullying – highlights restorative justice

In October 2014, the Department for Education published Preventing and tackling bullying – Advice for school leaders, staff and governing bodies to help schools prevent and respond to bullying.

David's story

When David's son Adam died from injuries sustained when he tried to stop a fight, the family knew they had to do something positive to cope with their grief. This is their story.

Children's Commissioner highlights restorative approaches as best practice in preventing school exclusions

The Children’s Commissioner, Dr Maggie Atkinson, highlighted restorative approaches as good practice in managing pupils with challenging behaviour in her 2012 report into schools exclusions, They never give up on you. 

Report into reducing the use of imprisonment highlights greater availability of restorative justice in Europe

The Criminal Justice Alliance has published a report by Rob Allen Reducing the

EU Victims’ Directive supports restorative justice and establishes right to safeguards

In 2012 the UK opted into a European Union (EU) Directive establishing the right of victims to safeguards in restorative justice services and recognising the "great benefit" to victims that participation in restorative justice brings.

Joint Inspection Report highlights inconsistent quality of restorative justice

Restorative justice is being used effectively in all areas of the criminal justice system according to a report published in 2012 by the Criminal Justice Joint Inspectorates.

Ministry of Justice 2012 Restorative Justice Action Plan

The Ministry of Justice set out a strategy to build access, capacity and awareness of restorative justice across the criminal justice system in a Restorative Justice Action Plan, published in November 2012.

ACPO Restorative Justice Guidance and Minimum Standards

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has published Restorative Justice Guidance and Minimum Standards.

Home Affairs Committee recommends restorative justice to Independent Police Complaints Commission

Restorative justice presents 'rich avenues' for improving the handling of police complaints, a report of the Home Affairs Select Committee into the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) found.

RJC response to the Victims’ Code consultation paper

In this 2013 response, the Restorative Justice Council (RJC) welcomed Getting it Right for Victims and Witnessesand the inclusion of restorative justice in one of the nine principles underpinning the new Victims’ Code.