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 emerging of staff working with residents and other staff, using informal restorative processes on a daily basis to manage challenges and conflict and to repair harm.
This initiative is being evaluated by the University of Cumbria and we will publish the evaluation here in due course.