Breaking barriers, building bridges
Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership (WRAP) is an innovative co-operative social enterprise and a not for profit community interest company.
We bring together staff and agencies with decades of diverse restorative professional experience, offering sector leading and bespoke training, consultation, and expert practice throughout Wales and the UK.
We support the building, maintaining and repairing of relationships across five core service areas: criminal justice, education, families, communities, and business.
WRAP aims to empower service users and partner agencies to create their own restorative solutions to problems and harm. We deliver a wide range of sector specific restorative approaches, always in partnership. We believe that restorative approaches can transform challenges into lifelong learning, preventing and resolving conflict effectively.
WRAP is committed to social justice as well as criminal justice; building social capital restoratively and sustainably; and developing positive communities with healthy relationships.
What are restorative approaches?
Restorative Approaches (RA) includes the day to day skills involved in pre-empting conflicts and harm. It builds and maintains relationships and community, as well as reacting/ responding when things go wrong. RA engages and develops positive relationships and resilient communities, to reduce harm, and de- escalate conflict quickly by problem solving effectively.
Restorative justice (RJ) is the Restorative Approach that responds to harm and conflict. RJ brings those harmed by crime, 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.
Some issues improved within communities, families and organisations with restorative approaches are:
- Meeting needs
- Engagement and participation
- Challenging behaviour
- Conflict resolution – professional or personal
- Reduction of offending and re-offending
- Victim engagement and satisfaction
- Skills and confidence to resolve conflict issues effectively
- Safety and harmony in groups and communities
- Partnership problem solving
- Transformation in working practice and environment
Please click the link below to view a short film that our intern Lena created about what we do.
Meet the people behind Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership including our Directors, Practitioners, Trainers and Admin Team.
We work with partners in education, local government, criminal justice, health care and community development.
Our network includes a wealth of experience, qualifications, skill and innovation from across sectors.