"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 is a Social Enterprise.  We work with Police and Crime Commissioners, Prison and Probation Services and Youth Justice Services to implement and develop restorative and relational ways of working. Our team offers consultancy, training, coaching, action learning sets, supervision/s … towards introducing, consolidating and embedding restorative and relational practice within and between teams and across organisations.

All our provision is tailored to meet individual team/organisational needs and intended outcomes.  In addition, we offer a suite of evidence-based 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).


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October 29, 2020 |

Elizabeth Fry Approved Premises deliver ‘Restorative Life Skills’ intervention programme

Six group programme facilitators have been trained to deliver our ‘Restorative Life Skills’ programme...

October 29, 2020 |

‘Restorative Life Skills’ programme at HMP Humber

HMP Humber contacted us in January 2020 with an interest in restorative practice training and in-house delivery of...

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...

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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