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I could have listened to Julia all day. So relevant to our work. Lots of practical ideas. I liked the structure of the sessions, the games and the way she gave information. Great non-threatening activities which I will use in my own work.

Association of Catholic Chaplains in Education (ACCE) conference feedback

Conferences and events

Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership both facilitates and participates in conferences. 

We are always delighted to offer a workshop and bring a stand to conferences about restorative justice, restorative approaches or anything relevant to the sectors in which we work.

Please visit our website regularly for information on forthcoming conferences and events that we are holding or participating in. 

If you would like us to attend your event please contact us with more information on themes, aims and expected attendees. 

Please also get in touch if you are interested in partnering to co-deliver a conference or event or if you would like us to faciliate your event for you in a restorative way. 

We will update our events calendar from time to time with short or one off courses and tasters. If you would like to attend something that you don't see advertised there please let us know and we will respond to demand. 

See case study

Restorative Approaches and Accessibility – 14 June 2019

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

Keynote speakers: Professor Amanda Kirby, Levi Rees, Jo Antoniazzi, Ted Shiress, & Julia Houlston Clark.

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.

Our Conference explores best practice and systems adaptations to make restorative working accessible and aware of neurodiversity, alongside a trauma informed approach. Speakers bring lived experience plus professional front line and research perspectives from across sectors, including education, housing and criminal justice.


Topics include:

  • Impact of Care – Levi Rees, Welsh Youth Parliament Member
  • Neurodiversity and Responses - Prof Amanda Kirby
  • Transforming Education to Meet Needs- Jo Antoniazzi
  • Personal Perspective - Ted Shiress
  • RA and Adapting Processes, Adapting Us - WRAP
  • Trauma Informed Practice – Charlotte Waite
  • Schools and PRU’s Experience – Penny Hughes-Jones

Tickets: £95 - includes lunch and refreshments 




Julia Houlston Clark speaking at a Restorative Approaches to Housing conference