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!
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
Restorative Practice Tools