While the county of Oxfordshire has many positive attributes, it also features great inequality. For every show of affluence there are clusters of individuals and families living in poverty. Oxfordshire Uncovered is a new report by The Oxfordshire Community Foundation exploring the hidden social problems in the county and the effect they have on the social fabric and cohesion of our community.

Dr Duncan Edward Gillard, Senior Educational Psychologist, Trading with Schools, Bristol City Council, has written a paper on Experiences of restorative justice in settings with children and young people: The accounts of professionals and young people.

The Forgiveness Project is an award-winning, secular organisation that collects and shares real stories of forgiveness to build understanding, encourage reflection and enable people to reconcile with the pain and move forward from the trauma of their own lives. Their exhibitionseventsand programmes use narrative learning techniques to present alternatives to cycles of conflict, violence, crime and injustice.

Their Forgiveness Toolbox is an invaluable resource.

Recommended Reading List:

The Pocket Guide to Restorative Justice: by Pete Wallis and Barbara Tudor.

What are you Staring at? A Comic about Restorative Justice in Schools: by Pete Wallis & Joseph Wilkins.

Restorative Theory in Practice: Insights into What Works and Why: by Belinda Hopkins and Margaret Thorsborne.

The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age by Marina Cantacuzino

If You Sit Very Still by Marian Partington