Restorative Thinking Limited awarded the RSQM

Posted by on October 14, 2016 in Developments | 0 comments

14th October 2016

Title:  Restorative Thinking Limited awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark

Restorative Thinking Limited is delighted to announce that it has achieved the Restorative Justice Council’s Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).  Restorative Thinking Limited delivers training, consultation and a range of restorative prevention and intervention programmes for use in a variety of settings, including Schools, Children’s Centres, Youth Offending Services, Probation Services and Prisons.

Restorative justice brings those harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible for the harm into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward. Restorative processes are being increasingly used in a wide range of settings including criminal justice, schools, care homes, local authorities, prisons and communities.

The RSQM is the quality mark for restorative services that can demonstrate they meet the national Restorative Service Standards.

Lesley Parkinson, executive director at Restorative Thinking Limited, said: “The process of achieving the RSQM has helped us to articulate, formally, how we operate as an organisation.

It supports innovation in how organisations operate internally and externally; we have introduced visible policies and procedures that gives us, and others, real confidence in what we do and how we do it.”

Jon Collins, the RJC’s chief executive, said: “We know that restorative justice works, and we want to make sure that it’s done safely and well. Organisations which achieve the RSQM have demonstrated the quality of their work, and can provide the public with confidence that they will be taking part in a safe, effective process.

I would like to congratulate Restorative Thinking Limited on their hard work and dedication providing excellent restorative practice.  Anyone accessing their services is guaranteed a safe and effective restorative process.”

About Restorative Thinking Limited:

Restorative Thinking Limited provides innovative restorative justice/practice prevention and intervention programmes, training, consultation, supervision, wrap-around support and evaluation with Primary and Secondary Schools, Children’s Centres, Youth Justice Services and Criminal Justice Services (Prisons, Probation Services) and Police and Crime Commissioners.   We work in partnership with Victim Support, the Anti-Bullying Alliance, Odd Arts and are supported by the Shackleton Foundation.

For further information, please visit our website:  www.restorativethinking.co.uk or telephone:  01772-742353

 

About the RJC:

The RJC is the independent third sector membership body for the field of restorative practice. It provides quality assurance and a national voice advocating the widespread use of all forms of restorative practice, including restorative justice. The RJC’s vision is of a society where high quality restorative practice is available to all.

The RJC’s role is to set and champion clear standards for restorative practice. It ensures quality and supports those in the field to build on their capacity and accessibility. At the same time, the RJC raises public awareness and confidence in restorative processes. The ultimate aim of the RJC is to drive take-up and to enable safe, high quality restorative practice to develop and thrive.

For further information on the RSQM, please contact the RJC standards team at standards@restorativejustice.org.uk or telephone 020 7831 5700.

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