"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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January 14, 2021 |

The New Different

The New Different The impact of COVID-19 on Workplace Relationships   Here’s the first joint blog...

December 17, 2020 |

Restorative Life Skills programme feedback

‘Restorative Life Skills’ is a Restorative and Relational Intervention Programme, giving participants...

December 1, 2020 |

‘Restorative Thinking at Work’ e-Learning CPD

An e-Learning course to introduce restorative and relational practice in the workplace. Restorative Thinking at...

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...

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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