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We are recruiting!


Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership invite applications for two Trainers/Practitioners. We are a small, friendly organisation. Our business is growing, and we require two Trainers/Practitioners with strong values aligned to own, who will be a good fit with our team.

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Restorative Approaches and Accessibility Conference


14th June 2019 | 9:30am – 3:30pm | Thornhill Church Centre, Cardiff

A key principle of restorative working is accessibility. People we meet through restorative interventions may have diverse additional learning needs and difficulties and may have experienced trauma. Unique unmet and undiagnosed needs may contribute to the presenting behaviours and harm experienced by all involved. School exclusion units, PRU’s, residential care homes, hostels and prisons are disproportionately full of people who are neurodivergent and may also have experienced high levels of adverse childhood experiences.

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week and Mental Health Awareness Week


By Ted Shiress
This is one very special week indeed – in fact it is two special weeks rolled into one! It is both Neurodiversity Celebration Week and Mental Health Awareness Week. During this special set of seven days where the sun and moon of good causes collide, or whatever metaphor you wish to use, it is important to remember that although there is similarity and an equal importance to both, the two things are quite different.

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By Ted Shiress and Lorna Baldry
In 2018, Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership (W.R.A.P.) have begun working on a 2-year project to develop and deliver an adapted whole system restorative model. The context for this adaptation and widening of accessibility is improving social and emotional skills and knowledge for pupils, school and other organisation staff and families involved in special education schools and units. The key aim is to improve the future life outcomes for pupils.

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My RA – Making me a better trainer and practitioner


Over the past year I have been asked to deliver training, talking about ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences’ (ACEs), which although a difficult topic has been a privilege.

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My RA - From over the wall to building bridges


So what is a restorative approach? I’m often asked when delivering training or meeting a family for the first time. Often people have heard of restorative justice and will think that restorative approaches are having a meeting to talk about a crime. When I think about my journey, I think about where I came across restorative working for the first time.

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