Trainers

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All training providers listed on our Trainers Register are committed to delivering quality restorative practice and have agreed to adhere to the RJC Code of Practice for Trainers.

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The AIM Project is a registered charity with the objective of developing and supporting the understanding and practice of professionals working with children, young people and their families where there are concerns about problematic or harmful sexual behaviour through the provision of advice, information, training and practice guidance and frameworks. As such AIM has been a pioneering project in the field of restorative practice in cases of Harmful Sexual Behaviour and based its training and guidance/assessment frameworks on its own practice experience and the most recent research in the field. AIM offers practitioners tools, training, frameworks and guidance in order for them to deliver safe and appropriate restorative practice in Harmful Sexual Behaviour cases.AIM has been a longstanding partner of the RJC, running in conjunction with them a number of training events/conferences in relation to Restorative Practice and Harmful Sexual Behaviour(HSB). AIM has also contributed on a national and international platform to the development and revision of restorative practice standards in cases deemed to be 'Sensitive and Complex'. As such it has a wide experience of training restorative practitioners in the UK, Norway, Republic of Ireland and Italy. The AIM project jointly ran the 2017 European Forum for RJ summer school on RJ in cases of serious crime. AIM Restorative training is linked to AIM Project Best Restorative Practice in Cases of HSB Guidance Publication 3rd edition available in spring 2020

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Dr Juliet Starbuck is an educational psychologist. She is firmly committed to restorative practices. She 'discovered' restorative justice whilst working in a youth offending service and, since then, has delivered training to a wide range of audiences. Juliet believes that it's important for practitioners to understand what restorative practices are all about so her training, whilst skills based challenges practitioners thinking about why they do what they do. Restorative practices are not just a means to an end but are a way of creating real change in people's attitudes and behaviours.

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Croydon Youth Offending Service (YOS) currently has Restorative Justice team which includes both experienced trainers and accredited practitioners. Croydon YOS has been promoting the implementation of a restorative approach when working with young people who have caused harm in their communities. Croydon YOS is therefore offering taylored Restorative Justice training to professionals working with young people and their families as well as other professionals and volunteers from partner agencies. Croydon YOS is committed to use restorative approaches to engage those who have been harmed by the behaviour of these young people

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Mary Hinton
RJ Facilitator, Trainer, RJC Direct Accreditation and RSQM Assessor

All my training is in line with the National Occupational Standards and Best Practice Guidance as published by the Restorative Justice Council.
I have experience of working nationally in education, youth and adult justice, the charity sector and social care.
I underpin all my work with a belief in the importance of respect, responsibility and relationships.

Training Options.

Introduction to Restorative Justice – (1 hour)
Suitable for large groups or senior leadership groups. Mainly informative.

Level 1. Restorative Enquiries and Restorative Discussions – (1 day)
Suitable for groups of up to 20 at any level within an organisation. Interactive and training people to be able to run a restorative enquiry or discussion .

Level 2. Restorative Circles – (1 day)
This interactive day builds on skills learned in Day 1 and is suitable for a group of up to 8 participants likely to be using restorative circles in some aspect of their work –at any level within an organisation.

Level 3 – Restorative Justice Facilitator Training – (3 Days)
This training is for people who wish to become a trained facilitator able to run a full restorative conference. This needs to be a group of 12 people to allow everyone to be able to role play a conference as a facilitator and as a participant.

Level 4 – Complex and Sensitive Case training –(1/2Day)
This is an additional half day that can be added to the level 3 training or stand alone for trained facilitators. It covers the complex and sensitive case training requirements set out by the RJC

Please enquire about other bespoke options

For further information and prices please contact:
Mary Hinton: Mary.Hinton@gmx.co.uk
Tel 079795034

Shortlisted for the Howard League Criminal Justice Champion Award 2019

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Involved in restorative practice since 2001, Janet Clark is an experienced trainer, consultant, practitioner, assessor and published author in restorative practice. Janet’s ‘Restorative Schools, Restorative Communities’, has been published by Speechmark. Janet is an Accredited Practitioner with the RJC and is an assessor for the RJC’s RSQM and Direct Accreditation schemes, as well as being an A1 assessor for restorative practice.

Having initially been one of the first schools coordinators in the Restorative Justice in Schools Project, in 2002, then project managing the award winning RAiS (Restorative Approaches in Schools) project in Bristol, Janet has supported a number of schools, educational and youth settings, and other agencies in implementing restorative approaches. Janet delivers training, consultancy and facilitation in a wide variety of settings, including youth offending services, the police, probation, educational settings and community mediation.

Janet Clark delivers tailored programmes as well as awareness sessions, introductory days, restorative conferencing skills, refresher courses, CPD workshops, and workshops around planning and implementation in order to support the embedding of restorative practice. Training packages are delivered in line with RJC Best Practice Guidance, the Trainers Code of Practice and National Occupational Standards, and are of excellent quality, based on years of practical experience in the field. Our training has received excellent feedback and always offers a client focused service.

Contact: Janet Clark
Tel: 07825 315 624
Email: janetclark@restorativeapproachesinschools.co.uk
Website: www.restorativeapproachesinschools.co.uk

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Kent Youth Justice Servics provides training for all staff and volunteers that work with young people in Kent. Tina Mallard who is the trainer for Kent has been practicing since 2002. She has been training since 2003. As a Referral Order Manager Tina was also commissioned by the Youth Justice Board to assist in the development of the Referral Order Guidance and the RJ Training for Referral Order Panel Members. Tina is also a qualified Mediator and assists with workplace conflict.

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Henry Kiernan is an experienced facilitator and trainer since 2002, gaining RJC Accredited Practitioner status in September 2011.
Kiernan Consultancy offers a wide range of restorative focused programmes, including four day facilitation training for groups of 8-12 people, and introductory or awareness sessions for considerably larger groups ( half or full days).

Programmes are tailored to the specific focus group, and include developing interventions to meet challenging and conflict situations involving restorative and solution focus approaches. Groups come from a range of backgrounds including education, youth, forensic mental health, maintained and the voluntary sector.

Contact: Henry Kiernan
Address: 27 Rylstone Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7HG
Tel: 01323 721991 or 07970467201
Email: henry.kiernan@yahoo.co.uk

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Magistra Ltd delivers training and consultancy services helping public, private and third sector organisations to achieve simplified and workable solutions to complex situations across the criminal justice and social sectors.

Magistra Ltd specialises in the design and development of innovative and bespoke interventions in partnership 'with' clients, service users and organisations. With over 30 years of working with people Magistra’s evidence-based programmes and training services are underpinned by restorative practice principles. We promote and support a restorative culture in organisations through ‘Restorative Leadership’ workshops and staff training; and restorative interventions for women, young people, families and those with substance use disorders. All of our work adheres to the RJC Code of Practice.

For more information please visit www.magistra.co.uk
Email: admin@magistra.co.uk
Tel: 07791 123537

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Medway Youth Offending Service provides restorative justice services to young people who have caused harm and those harmed by their behaviour. We work across the Local Authority raising awareness of Restorative Practice and encouraging use of Restorative approaches.
We offer a range of restorative solutions including restorative conferencing, mediation, restorative referral order panels, direct and indirect reparation
Restorative Facilitation training is delivered to staff, volunteers and external organisations across Kent and Medway by our accredited and experienced restorative practitioners who work in accordance with RJC Best Practice Standards.
For further information please contact:
Sue Holmes
Restorative Justice Co-ordinator
01634 336225 or 07708509806

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Michael established Pivot as he has the drive to make a difference for young people. Getting results for the hardest to reach pupils has brought national recognition through the British Council, Sport England and the Department for Children and Families.
Services range from individual support & training to whole school, multi academies and local authority system and cultural change.

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Redeeming Our Communities: Restorative Services in Greater Manchester
TPQM Holder

Redeeming Our Communities (ROC) is a national charity recognised for the unique way it brings people and organisations together to improve the lives of individuals and communities.

ROC’s tagline is ‘people of goodwill working together toward safer, kinder communities’ and so we work in partnership with a number of agencies and other organisations in the delivery of our ROC Restore project and training package. We are committed to enabling individuals to deal with conflict in their own communities by training them in restorative justice facilitation.

In Greater Manchester, we are pleased to be working in partnership with Remedi to deliver the GMRJ service, which has been commissioned by GMCA and GMP.

Website: http://www.roc.uk.com

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Restorative Now provide intensive, interactive RJ Facilitation Training courses over three days, followed by dedicated coaching and buddying opportunities in the workplace. This training establishes the foundation of values and ethos of Restorative practice and then embeds the skills required to effectively engage parties in the process. The course evaluations evidence 96% of participants rating the course and trainer as excellent. Courses are adapted to link to the requirements of the commissioning agencies and have been delivered to schools, Youth Offending Services, residential centres, Youth Offending Institutions, housing associations, international charities and community based support agencies. In addition, workshops are offered addressing cases of a Sensitive and Complex nature, The Management of Restorative Practice, and workshops specific to a Victim focus.

Contact: Janine Carroll, Director
Email: janine@restorativenow.com
Address: 2 Stamford Square, London SW15 2BF
Tel: 07553820887
Website: www.restorativenow.com

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Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service (TVRJS) offers training and consultancy opportunities to external bodies and agencies. The service offered in any context is bespoke and tailor-made. The exact specifications of our work will be determined by an organisation’s or individual’s visions, goals and requirements and will reflect the characteristics of the specific area or setting. For sustainable restorative practices local ownership is essential and our partnership approach considers how we can work together to fulfil our brief.

Website: www.thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk/ccc/work/restorative-justice

TPQM Holder (L)

Brighton & Hove City Council Restorative City Trainers are skilled practitioners from Youth Offending, Community Safety and education services. We offer full RJ Facilitator training, in addition to specifically focussed training; restorative practice in schools, care homes, Adult Social Care, Children’s Services, supported accommodation, mental health settings, as well as Restorative Parenting (for foster carers).

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Conexus provides the full range of general restorative training opportunities from awareness raising, through one-day introductory training to three-day conference facilitation training. We also offer a Train the Trainer programme and specialist courses in SEND adaptations and advanced skills development.

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Restorative practices are used actively by police officers and staff within Dorset Police. The Safe Schools & Communities Team deliver training internally and externally to a number of local partners across Dorset including services within education, social services, local fire and rescue and the local authority. The training includes:
• Restorative conversations (1 day)
• Restorative facilitator training (3 days)
If you are an organisation within Dorset and you are looking for restorative training please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Contact: Operational Manager
Address: Safe Schools & Communities Team, Bournemouth Police Station, Madeira Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 3NS
Tel: 01202 222848
Email: SSCT@dorset.pnn.police.uk

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Kent Youth Justice Servics provides training for all staff and volunteers that work with young people in Kent. Tina Mallard who is the trainer for Kent has been practicing since 2002. She has been training since 2003. As a Referral Order Manager Tina was also commissioned by the Youth Justice Board to assist in the development of the Referral Order Guidance and the RJ Training for Referral Order Panel Members. Tina is also a qualified Mediator and assists with workplace conflict.

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Dr Marian Liebmann has worked at a day centre for ex-offenders, with Victim Support and in the Probation Service. She was director of Mediation UK for four years and projects adviser for three years, working on restorative justice issues. Since 1998 she has worked freelance as a consultant and trainer, with youth offending teams, mediation services and prisons in the UK. Marian has also undertaken work in several African and East European countries, including training 180 victim-offender mediators in Serbia and Montenegro.

In 2005 Marian received a special merit award of the Longford Prize for her pioneering work in art therapy, restorative justice and mediation. She has written and edited ten books including <em>Restorative Justice: How It Works. In July 2010 she received her PhD at Bristol University.

Recent restorative justice work has included training residents on a housing estate in South Bristol, research on domestic violence and restorative justice in Cardiff Prison and three presentations at the UN Crime Congress Ancillary Programme in Brazil, April 2010.

Courses can be tailor-made to clients' requirements and include: victim-offender mediation, restorative conferencing, restorative justice in prisons, role play practice, community mediation skills, conflict resolution, art and conflict, art and anger management, art-based learning.

Discounts are available for RJC members.

Address: 52 St Albans Road, Bristol, BS6 7SH
Email: marian@liebmann.org.uk

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Rane Training Ltd offers dynamic, interactive training courses in the principles and practice of working restoratively with people in conflict. Restorative practice training is tailored to the needs and circumstances of the group, and typically covers the relevant theory and background to restorative practice, ensuring participants have a full understanding of its values and principles, before moving on to build on the skills of the participants which are necessary to work restoratively, finally fine tuning the particular skills and competences for the context in which they would be managing restorative processes.

Rane Training also offers Training for Trainers in Restorative Practice, having delivered this to more than 30 youth offending teams in the last 10 years through the Youth Justice Board investment in building capacity for restorative work. We have also delivered this to multi-agency groups with participants from a wide range of organisations: local authorities, prisons, education, health, etc.

Additionally we offer Sensitive and Complex cases training, and bespoke courses for managers of restorative services or projects.

Claudine Rane has a background in a variety of contexts, from youth justice to prisons, the workplace and schools, coupled with extensive qualifications in restorative justice and mediation and a wealth of experience in restorative practice, training and facilitation. She works with a small team of high quality associate trainers with relevant experience in the justice, education and young people’s sectors. Claudine also worked within the Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership with Victim Support, co-ordinating a restorative service predominantly in the post-court arena.

Rane training works nationally, and is based in Brighton, offering the highest quality tailor-made training to meet the needs of your organisation and participants.

Claudine is an RJC Assessor for the RSQM and Practitioner Accreditation.

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Charlotte Calkin is the Director of the Restorative Engagement Forum. She has worked in the restorative world for over 10 years as a trainer, facilitator and consultant and has worked extensively in both the fields of restorative justice (RJ) and restorative practice (RP). REF work with organisations across a range of sectors implementing RJ and RP including: health, education, the Criminal Justice System, statutory agencies and the executive workplace, working with organisations as diverse as the National Trust and the IOPC (Independent Office for Police Conduct) embedding a restorative culture.

Charlotte has a Masters in Applied Criminology from Cambridge University (analysing Restorative Practice in UK prisons with a comparison to RP in schools) and is an Accredited Restorative Justice Practitioner since 2012 (expertise in Complex and Sensitive Cases).
REF hold the Howard League Award for Restorative Approaches (2016) for their Police/Youth forums.

REF is working to embed restorative practice in 5 UK prisons. REF have delivered RJ training in 12 UK counties. Recent projects include: with the British Council in Colombia (2019-2020) working with 50 young offenders on a restorative justice community re-integration project. A restorative justice workshop at the UN Commission on Crime Prevention (2018) and at the TEDSummit in Canada in 2017. Charlotte speaks widely at conferences and also introduced the topic of RJ to the Justice Select Committee Enquiry.

The training we offer is bespoke for every organisation and can include:

Restorative conversations (1 day)
Restorative Level 2 facilitator training (3 - 4 days)
Complex and Sensitive RJ training and Using RJ in cases of Sexual Harm and Domestic Abuse (2-3 days)

We also offer supervision and mentoring.
When working with organisations we offer consultancy to build a restorative approach across all systems and practices.

Contact: Charlotte Calkin
Address: Albion House, 47 Bath Road, Atworth, Wiltshire, SN12 8JT.
Tel: 07901 556851
Email: charlotte@restorativeengagementforum.com

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Restorative Solutions is a not for profit Community Interest Company (CIC) committed to promoting restorative practice through facilitation, consultancy and by training others to use and develop restorative skills.

We are working in partnership with a number of agencies, organisations and charities in order to develop a capacity to deliver restorative interventions. Our mission is to promote the use of restorative approaches as a practical tool kit for any organisation that deals with harm or conflict.

We have been operating over a number of years providing training and technical assistance to police and probation services, youth offending teams, custodial institutions, social housing providers and schools.

Contact: Helen Mason, Training and Development Manager
Email: helenmason@restorativesolutions.org.uk
Telephone: 07809 562500
Website: www.restorativesolutions.org.uk

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Restorative Thinking is a Social Enterprise providing training, coaching,
consultation and supervision in the fields of restorative and relational practice. We also offer evidence-based restorative practice prevention and intervention programmes, including 'Parenting without Conflict' (awarded the DfE CANparent Quality Mark) and our School KS1&2 Curriculum Programme, awarded the Teach Primary PSHE Award.

In 2018 Restorative Thinking was awarded the i-Network Innovation Award for 'Transforming and Innovating Public Services' for our work with Liverpool City Council.

We work with Local Authorities (Children’s and Adult Services); Youth Justice Services; Criminal Justice Services (Prisons, Probation Services) and Police and Crime Commissioners.

We are a restorative organisation, proud recipients of the RSQM and TPQM, and aim to model restorative practice in all our dealings.

We offer a full range of training/consultation options. Examples of recent projects include:

1) Whole school implementation of restorative practice with 21 primary, secondary and special schools in Liverpool, with the Families' Strategic Group at Liverpool City Council.

2) Restorative Practice partner with Wakefield Council, training staff and working with teams to implement restorative practice across Children's Services.

3) HMPPS funded project to test restorative practice as a means of fostering inclusive residential environments at Approved Premises in the Midlands and North East Divisions.

4) Restorative practice in prison settings, to prevent and manage day to day conflict (staff/staff and staff/prisoners).

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Salus delivers high quality restorative approaches training and specialist support to professionals working with children, young people and the community. Examples include schools, foster agencies, residential care homes, youth justice, police and communities.

Training includes:
o Inset training/workshops
o 3 day skills based training (including conferencing)
o Young Person’s Restorative Approaches Practitioner Training (RAPT)
o Level 4 Diploma in Restorative Practice

Our trainers are highly skilled, experienced and nationally renowned practitioners who cover the complete range of restorative interventions. Heather Skelton, Restorative Services Manager, is an accredited practitioner and Salus have been awarded the Training Provider Quality Mark (TPQM) by the RJC.

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Service Manager: Soo Brizell
Address: Make Amends - Shekinah, 228 Union Street, Torquay, Devon, TQ25QS
Tel: 01803 222033

TPQM Holder (L)

The service offers a creative and interactive 3 day RJ/RP training course and awareness workshops, already successfully delivered to youth justice staff, professional colleagues from across the city, school staff, social work students and community partners. SYOS is proud of the achievement of the TPQM for its training.

TPQM Holder (L)

Working Together for Safer Communities - www.synrj.uk

SynRJ provide a diverse series of programmes, training courses, workshops, continuing professional development (CPD) events; plus consultancy and service provision, across a wide range of organisational and client needs.

As an International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP www.iirp.edu ) Partner and Regional Representatives for IIRP Europe ( www.iirp.eu ), SynRJ and its Director's Les Davey and John Boulton, share the longest European pedigree in the field. We offer a high standard of professional development, training, service delivery and consultancy in all aspects of implementation and delivery of restorative justice conferencing plus, relational and restorative processes across all fields of practice.

You will find our current training opportunities here: http://synrj.eventbrite.co.uk/

We offer RJC members a 10% Discount on our workshops, training courses, CPD Events and National / Regional Conferences.

Contact, Les Davey and John Boulton
Address: 3a Crown Street, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 4AG
Tel: 01229 777799
Email: office@synrj.uk
Website: www.synrj.uk

TPQM Holder (L)

Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service (TVRJS) offers training and consultancy opportunities to external bodies and agencies. The service offered in any context is bespoke and tailor-made. The exact specifications of our work will be determined by an organisation’s or individual’s visions, goals and requirements and will reflect the characteristics of the specific area or setting. For sustainable restorative practices local ownership is essential and our partnership approach considers how we can work together to fulfil our brief.

Website: www.thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk/ccc/work/restorative-justice

TPQM Holder (L)

Experienced practitioner and trainer working in partnership with police, schools, community safety and youth offending delivering training, support, advice and guidance across the Wakefield District.