HMPPS Restorative Practice pilot with Approved Premises – Evaluation Report

HMPPS Restorative Practice pilot with Approved Premises – Evaluation Report

In April 2015, Restorative Thinking Limited won an open tender exercise to find a new approach to foster inclusive residential environments at Approved Premises.  We decided to rigorously test restorative practice as an approach and from August 2015, for a period of one year, we ran the pilot with eight Approved Premises in the Midlands Division and eight in the North East Division. The pilot was evaluated by Dr. Elizabeth A. Bates from the Department of Health and Social Care at the University of Cumbria.  The full Pilot Project Evaluation...


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Restorative domestic abuse perpetrator programme (external evaluation)

Restorative domestic abuse perpetrator programme (external evaluation)

Restorative Thinking Limited has been delivering our Restorative Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme in Cumbria since April 2015, as part of the Cumbria PCC’s domestic abuse project, ‘Turning the Spotlight’. Relationships without Conflict is a Restorative Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme, delivered over ten 2.5 hour sessions.  The programme is based on sound evidence and is congruent with the ‘What Works’ literature.  Relationships without Conflict is underpinned by DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), CBT...


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Restorative Gloucestershire – intervention programme feedback

Restorative Gloucestershire – intervention programme feedback

                  Restorative Gloucestershire delivers Restorative Thinking Limited’s intervention programme for working with offenders via an annual licensing agreement.  Programme delivery is now in its second year.  As part of Restorative Thinking Limited’s Quality Assurance, we provide ongoing training and programme observations with Restorative Gloucestershire colleagues and receive evaluation from facilitators and participants following each round of programme...


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Restorative Relationships facilitator feedback

Restorative Relationships facilitator feedback

Restorative Relationships and Parenting without Conflict These two programmes focus on how restorative principles and skills can underpin healthy relationships and our parenting styles.  These programmes are often delivered in sequence and we have been delivering both programmes regularly in Cumbria as part of the PCC’s ‘Turning the Spotlight’ initiative. We encourage our programme facilitators to be honest with us in their feedback.  The following comment, following delivery of our Restorative Relationships programme is a...


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Restorative Relationships programme graduates

Restorative Relationships programme graduates

Our Restorative Relationships prevention and intervention programme is delivered over ten 2.5 hour sessions. The programme is based on sound evidence and is congruent with the ‘What Works’ literature.  Restorative Relationships is underpinned by DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), SFT (Solution Focused Therapy) and developmental psychology.  It draws on emotional management strategies and restorative principles and skills, giving participants practical ways to better manage emotions, develop positive...


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NOMS restorative practice pilot

NOMS restorative practice pilot

Building on Restorative Thinking Limited’s innovative project work developing restorative practice in HMP settings, we were awarded a NOMS grant in 2015 to rigorously test restorative practice in Approved Premises.  Over the past year we have been working with sixteen Approved Premises in the Midlands and North East divisions, exploring how restorative practice can foster inclusive residential environments. We have been working WITH divisional leads, AP managers and staff over the past twelve months and some excellent examples are...


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