"Relationships built through restorative practice are the oxygen people and communities need to survive and thrive..." (Dr Jim Longo, Washington and Jefferson College)

Welcome to Restorative Thinking


Restorative Thinking works with Police and Crime Commissioners, Prison and Probation Services and Youth Justice Services to implement and develop restorative and relational ways of working. Our input ranges from restorative training, coaching and supervision to whole organisational culture change.  In addition, we offer a suite of restorative prevention and intervention programmes to engage service users with key life skills in restorative and relational practice.







Restorative Thinking holds the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM), the Training Provider Quality Mark (TPQM), the CANparent Quality Mark and the i-Network Innovation Award for ‘Transforming and Innovating Public Services’ (November 2018).

Download Restorative Thinking’s company introduction here.

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November 27, 2018 |

Restorative Parenting Awareness Session

We’ve been listening to focus groups of parents and carers in the North West of England and there’s a...

June 7, 2018 |

Evaluation of ‘Parenting without Conflict’ in HMP setting

In September – December 2017, Restorative Thinking was asked by POPS (Partners of Prisoners) to deliver our...

November 2, 2017 |

Parenting poem

Restorative Thinking Limited is currently delivering a number of restorative parenting programmes at HMP Risley...

September 4, 2017 |

Restorative domestic abuse perpetrator programme (external evaluation)

Restorative Thinking delivered our Restorative Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme in Cumbria from April 2015...

January 23, 2017 |

Restorative Relationships – film

Restorative Relationships programme – interviews with graduates This is a short film showing interviews with...

December 21, 2016 |

Restorative Relationships programme graduates

Our Restorative Relationships prevention and intervention programme is delivered over ten 2.5 hour sessions. The...

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Please click on the boxes to the right to read about recent evaluation and feedback from Prisons and Probation Trusts working with Restorative Thinking.

HMPPS Restorative Practice pilot with Approved Premises – Evaluation Report

Recent evaluation

Restorative Gloucestershire – intervention programme feedback

Recent evaluation

Restorative Relationships facilitator feedback

Recent evaluation