Restorative Approaches – dates for autumn programme of training and development

Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Brighter Futures for Children are part of the NHS England restorative practice partnership programme, which also forms part of the One Reading aspiration to become a trauma-informed community. As part of this programme, they are offering several training and development opportunities this autumn. The courses are for those working with children, young people and their families in the Reading area. An overview of the autumn programme is given below – please download a leaflet for full details and booking information

Introduction to Restorative Approaches
  • The session will introduce participants to the restorative approach, as a way of being, as well as additional tools to complement your existing approach. The sessions will outline what a restorative culture looks like in an organisation working with children and families, and will give an overview of the principles and practice. Examples will be shared of other organisations that have created a restorative culture and the positive impact of this.
  • 10 September 2019 at the Civic Offices, morning and afternoon sessions.
Restorative Practice Facilitators Course
  • Restorative Practice Facilitator training equips participants with the skills and knowledge to run a formal restorative process – i.e. a restorative conference or meeting, as well as equipping people to use restorative approaches less formally and to integrate a way of working more restoratively in their everyday lives. The facilitator course includes practical applications. Every participant will practice facilitation skills, give and receive constructive feedback from their peers and/or trainers, in line with the Restorative Justice Council Code of Practice.
  • Four days – 25 and 26 September and 16 and 17 October 2019, at The Cedars Hotel, University Reading, Whiteknights Campus.
Training the Trainer for Restorative Facilitators Course
  • Training the trainer comes in two parts.
  • Two Day Face-to-Face Training: this element includes the opportunity for interaction and discussion, as well as a practice session with peer feedback. The two days will include skills and theory around training delivery so prior experience is not essential.
  • Course Observation: The first time the participants deliver the Facilitator course they will be supported and observed by a Rane Training representative. This is an opportunity to have one of us support, coach and give feedback to throughout the training delivery, to enable the trainee to be fully competent to deliver to the required standard.
  • 22 and 23 October 2019, venue to be confirmed.
Group Coaching Sessions
  • These sessions will provide an opportunity to explore aspects of restorative practice that you want to see further advice/guidance. It will also be an opportunity to share what worked well and next steps to bring the training to life.
  • Please contact Anna Batty for more details (email
Further information