Restorative Practice

Restorative Approaches are inspired by the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice which aims to repair harm caused to relationships and communities by conflict.

Crucially it is believed that is best achieved by focusing upon the harm caused,rather than assigning blame and dispensing punishment which often fails to address the needs of those most affected.

The 5 R’s

Restorative Approach is based on five key features –

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Respect

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Relationships

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Responsibility

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Repair

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Reintegration

Positive, respectful way of communicating

It encourages young people to take responsibility for their actions and resolve issues in a calm, safe environment.

Restorative Practice aims to improve and develop:

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Behaviour

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Emotional Literacy

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Accountability

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Learning

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Attendance

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Conflict Resolution

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Empathy