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.
Dudley MBC have identified Mark Finnis Associates to train the workforce and this will start with a pilot programme with a number of targeted staff during May and June 2018.
We are then going to roll out fifteen 3-day accredited courses for all Children's Services staff from July 2018 to February 2019.
It is mandatory that all front line practitioners book on the 3 day course.
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.
Restorative Practice Dates 2020
Book your place via the CPP Team, email firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd June 2020
8th July 2020