Restorative Practice


Restorative Practice is a relationship and strength based approach that embodies a set of core beliefs, principles and a way of being with people that proactively promotes building a sense of community and developing social capital. It is a high support, high challenge model that creates a common language and a common approach to engaging families.

Why restorative practice?

Restorative Practice has a strong international and national evidence base.


A number of authorities have embedded the approach with several, including Leeds and Rotherham citing it as a key element of their ‘Getting to Good’ journey. 

Authorities that have implemented the approach have achieved the high success rates with “Troubled Families” and have seen a reduction in children subject to both Child in Need and Child Protection plans. In Leeds CIN rates have reduced by 50%. 


The model can be tailored to the residential care context as part of a ‘Restorative Parenting’ approach and is therefore suitable for our internal care homes.  

Restorative Practice has been adopted in both Walsall and Wolverhampton allowing for synergies in cross-borough working (including when staff move between authorities) and supporting consistency in the experiences of children and families who move across local authority boundaries.

Dudley's Restorative Practice Consultancy Team!

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Dudley's Restorative Practice Consultancy Team are providing Restorative Practice Workshops with an overview of:

  • The key principles of restorative practice;

  • The importance of relationships;

  • The importance of communication

  • Using restorative approaches, including affective statements and problem solving circles

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Restorative Practice

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