4 Day Restorative Practice Practitioner Skills course

Date & Time:

Monday 8 November 2021 (09:30 (Webinar) - 16:00)
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (09:30 (Webinar) - 16:00)
Monday 15 November 2021 (09:30 (Banbury) - 16:00)
Tuesday 16 November 2021 (09:30 (Banbury) - 16:00)

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Banbury Children & Family Centre, New Futures Centre Hilton Road Banbury OX16 0EJ


This is a blended course with the first two days provided as live webinars which are trainer led and the 2nd two  provided face to face. This is a multi-agency practitioner course for all those working with children, young people and families.

Delegates must attend ALL 4 days

Delegates must have access to a laptop or a computer to attend the first two  sessions and the course is not accessible via a mobile phone or ipad and it is necessary to set up a 'Microsoft Teams' account to access these sessions

Course dates: Monday 8th November & Tuesday 9th November. Live webinars from 9.30 – 4pm.

Monday 15th November and Tuesday 16th November. Face to Face training at Banbury Children and Family Centre, New Futures Centre, Hilton Road, Banbury, OX16 0EJ

Course Objectives:

  •  Understand the principles and values of restorative practice and the philosophy and mindset that underpins the approach
  •  Understand how restorative practice differs from other ways of addressing harm and conflict
  •  Understand restorative language and themes that underpin restorative processes
  • Learn and practice skills to have a restorative conversation with one other person
  • Learn and practice skills to deliver informal and formal restorative meetings including the importance of risk assessment, follow up and review
  • Explore a range of different restorative processes and how to adapt the approach to using within own work context
  • Understand how restorative practice can be used to improve the emotional literacy and mental health of children and young people
  • Understand relevant national standards including the Restorative  Justice Council practitioner code of practice

Share expertise and knowledge with fellow participants

Restorative practice is a term used to describe behaviours, interactions and approaches which help to build and maintain positive, healthy relationships, resolve difficulties and repair harm where there has been conflict. When we work with and alongside people, there is strong evidence to say that outcomes for children and their families are improved.

This 4-day  course is suitable for those practitioners who want to develop in depth knowledge of Restorative Practice, including facilitating restorative conversations and restorative meetings. The course content has a large component of skills practice enabling participants to practice using restorative skills and exploring how this links to their own context. Learning resources / tools will be provided to all participants. Sessions run from 9.30 – 4pm  pm and  webinar course timings include both online training and a short  time off-line for self-directed learning. In person training is used to deliver the second half of the course to support the large skills based element of the training. To meet Restorative Justice Council standards, participants are required to complete some reading and reflective tasks to support embedding their practice with the total study time amounting to 24 hours. (A maximum of 4 additional hours above the course attendance).   Please do not sign up for this course unless you can commit to attending all 4 days  and can be present for the whole course every day. This is essential for completing the course.

The course aims to promote a system wide approach to supporting children, young people and their families by participants developing a better understanding of the relationship between Restorative Practice and improving children and young people's mental health outcomes (as summarised in Future in Mind).

The training will be delivered by The Mint House, Oxford Centre for Restorative Practice in collaboration with Oxfordshire’s multi-agency training team. The training adheres to Restorative Justice Council standards. As this course is being offered online, participants will be offered follow up support to enable them to meet standards to practice in face-to-face contexts.


Participants who complete this course will be provided with support to help embed their learning and consolidate practice skills and techniques through the provision of specialist support and mentoring from the Restorative Community of Support and Practice (The Mint House). Participants can continue to develop expertise as a practice champion within their service and / or become a Train the Trainer.

Target audience

  • This 4-session course is suitable for all those practitioners working with children, young people and families who want to develop an in depth knowledge of Restorative Practice, including facilitating restorative conversations and meetings.

Places Available:


Further Information:


The Mint House, Oxford Centre for Restorative Practice, in collaboration with Oxfordshire's multi-agency training team

Venue Details:

Banbury Children & Family Centre, New Futures Centre Hilton Road Banbury OX16 0EJ

(01865 815843 / oscb.training@oxfordshire.gov.uk)