Restorative justice enables victims to meet or communicate with their offender to explain the real impact of the crime. This is part of a wider field called restorative practice. Restorative practice can be used anywhere to prevent conflict, build relationships, and repair harm by enabling people to communicate effectively and positively. Restorative practice is increasingly being used in schools, children’s services, workplaces, hospitals, communities, and the criminal justice system. Restorative practice can involve both a proactive approach to preventing harm and conflict, and activities that repair harm where conflicts have already arisen.
The main learning objectives of the course are as follows:
- To know what restorative justice is and how it works
- To understand the thinking behind restorative justice
- To be aware of the theories that support its application
- To be aware of the claims made about its capacity to stop re-offending
- To know the skills required to successfully achieve offender mediation
- To consider the challenges and dilemmas involved in delivering victim mediation and restorative justice work
This course meets the Training, Support, and Development Standards as outlined in The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011.
Upon booking this course, we will discuss the learning objectives and outcomes you wish to achieve based on the young people in your care.
We also have an advanced version, which is specifically for designated individuals or seniors.
Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.