What is Restorative Practice?
Restorative Practice is commonly understood as an intervention, based on a specific set of questions, which assists people in conflict with each other to manage and resolve the impact of their conflict on each other. There are various forms of restorative interventions depending on the nature of the conflict. This conflict can take many forms from rule breaking, to criminal offending, to the break down of work-based or intimate relationships.
However, practising restoratively is a way of communicating and behaving with others based on a specific set of values and principles which has benefits of building strong relationships and healthy communication. This reduces the likelihood of conflict in the first place. Practising restoratively is a skill that once learned can be applied in any setting, from schools and workplaces, community and voluntary groups, to parenting children and enjoying better personal relationships.
Sayers Training Services delivers Training and Consultancy in the field of Restorative Practices. Our training programmes are highly interactive and have a particular focus on teaching the practical skills of restorative practice enabling learners to use their skills immediately following completion of our programmes. We will consult with you to best understand your needs and tailor training to suit your organisation, staff needs and budget.
We also deliver restorative interventions for you in complex situations where you are struggling to manage the conflict and require a more experienced hand. We will consult with you to understand the conflict and then provide you with a quotation for your consideration. We have provided restorative interventions in complex situations where there has been conflict in schools, business' undergoing significant structural changes, children's care settings and community groups.