We promote restorative practice in a holistic way that encourages people to build their own capacity for transformation and change in the domains of justice, education, social care and personal life. We are proud to be working with Barking and Dagenham Council and MOPAC to research and deliver a pilot programme using Restorative Techniques within the Domestic Violence / Abuse Setting in 2016. We are also very proud that Robin Lockhart (Director of CIC) reached the final 3 in the category ‘Restorative Practitioner’ in the Education Awards of the National Restorative Practice Awards in 2016.
Our work is based on knowledge, experience and understanding of community. Restorative approaches foster relationships, challenge inequality, and create innovative learning experiences to meet the needs of disadvantaged individuals and groups in many contexts. (Criminal Justice, Schools, Colleges, Social care Systems).
We deliver Restorative Practice solutions based on Restorative Techniques i.e:
- Respectful: “It is the behaviour that we are concerned about”
- Fair: Engages, explains and clarifies expectations
- Restorative: The focus is on repairing harm and building relationships
This practice develops:
- Empathy: Causes reflection, insight, learning
- Enhances Responsibility:Creates opportunity to take responsibility and be accountable
- Promotes Positive Behavioural Change: Reduces likelihood of hurtful behaviours. Strengthens community ties
We typically work with:
- Young People
- Pupil Referral Units / Alternative Educational Providers
- Community Groups