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Restorative Approaches in our Communities

Lorna Cousins will tell us about her work to develop restorative approaches in communities.

Lorna has been using restorative practices in a variety of settings since being trained in 2002, including as a Restorative Justice Facilitator in youth justice and Family Group Conferencing facilitator in Social Services. She has also been an RSQM assessor for the Restorative Justice Council and is now with Restorative Solutions, managing restorative services; using restorative values to underpin leadership.

Lorna has also spent time embedding Restorative Practice into a London neighbourhood and community. This was a rich and rewarding experience that taught the knowledge, understanding and value of the wider restorative framework.

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Can we make Prisons more Restorative?

Geoff Emerson explores the issues and describes an initiative at HM Prison Bullingdon which is seeking to use RJ as part of the adjudication (internal discipline) process.

Can Restorative Justice reduce violence and give prisoners the skills to prevent conflicts from escalating? Come and find out.

Geoff worked in Probation for many years and introduced restorative justice to enable those who had caused harm, and those who had suffered harm to be able to move forward. He now works with the Mint House to make restorative justice more available to those who may find it helpful. 

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Talk by Belinda Hopkins: Creating a Restorative School – where to start, and what to aim for

Dr Belinda Hopkins has been passionate for many years about putting joy, curiosity and wonder back into learning. When teachers are overwhelmed by the challenges of ‘managing’ classrooms or policing ‘behaviour’  they lose sight of why they came into teaching in the first place. Sometimes every lesson becomes a battle of wills. Restorative and relational ways of thinking, speaking and behaving can bring fresh energy back to the shared endeavour of learning about life, in all its wondrous facets.


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