Welcome and Overview
Welcome to our Restorative Justice training.
A “Restorative Solution” is a non-adversarial approach to conflict resolution where the person who has done something wrong in a given situation becomes accountable to those s/he has harmed. This person is then given the opportunity to “make up” for their inappropriate behaviour through agreement and reparation. An intervention can involve a formal conference, or it can be a simple conversation on a corridor or playground.
The course answers the questions:
- What should we do if rewards and punishments do not work?
- Can we find an alternative process to recommending permanent exclusion or special unit or school placement?
- Struggling with a child for whom praise and sanctions seem ineffective?
- Want to develop a more restorative school or team?
- I need a process which works with relationships not just behaviour. What will work for our relationships policy?
We will cover:
- What are restorative solutions?
- Background and detailed teaching of processes
- Inclusion values underpinning this work
- Processes modelled and opportunities to try process out
- Practical setting up of restorative conferences
- Stories and outcomes