Introduction to Restorative Practice
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Target Group / Level
This course is targeted to professionals and volunteers who have an interest in developing an awareness of the principles and application of Restorative Practice.
Level 1 (awareness) and Level 2 (regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) or above (including strategic leads) as set out in the as set out in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. NHS Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and 3 for health professionals.
Level 2 includes Locum Children’s Social Care staff and multi-agency practitioners in direct or indirect contact with children and young people within families, care settings, health, early years, schools and other education provisions, the voluntary and community sector, the police and people in the criminal justice system. This is also targeted to foster carers and commissioned service providers, including those involved in the provision of care placements.
Please note: level 2 and level 3 training is offered as a 3 day module for permanent social workers and other relevant staff in children’s services only.
Level 3 includes strategic staff and senior managers who do not have direct contact with service users, as well as professionals who have an interest in developing their understanding of how restorative practice can be used within the workplace.
Learning Outcomes / Aim
This course aims to provide awareness about the LBS Children’s Services Social Works newly adopted practice model. It covers the approach to working with families in a restorative way. The training will provide participants with an overview of the theory and evidence-base of restorative practice and how restorative practice can be implemented in different settings to resolve conflict, restore relationships and repair harm. It also covers the skills required to undertake informal restorative processes, such as restorative conversations.
The course will enable participants to have:
- Developed an awareness of the theory and evidence-base of restorative practice and how restorative practice can be implemented in different settings to resolve conflict, restore relationships and repair harm
- Equipped attendees with a general understanding about the skills required to undertake informal restorative processes, such as restorative conversations
- An understanding of how is it different from restorative justice
- The history, theories and evidence-base underlying restorative practice
- The principles of restorative practice and RJC Practitioner competency framework
- The different models of restorative practice and settings in which restorative practice can be used
- The use of restorative questions and restorative conversations
- Using informal restorative processes to resolve conflict, restore relationships and repair harm.
This course is an introduction for the purpose of awareness and practitioners requiring an understanding of the skills required to conduct formal restorative processes, i.e. restorative conferences, family group conferences, mediation, should undertake the 3 Day Restorative Practice Course.