Restorative Approaches

Restorative Approaches provide an underpinning ethos and philosophy for making, maintaining and repairing relationships and for fostering a sense of social responsibility and shared accountability.

Research – Restorative Practices in Three Scottish Councils – shows that restorative approaches help schools create peaceful learning environments for children to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

A restorative approach may include having a ‘restorative conversation’. These conversations may happen during the school day and practitioners will use restorative language and questions to allow children and young people to understand the impact of their behaviour.

  • What happened?
  • What were your thoughts at the time?
  • What have been your thoughts since?
  • Who has been affected by what happened?
  • How have they been affected?
  • What do you need to happen now?

We have been involved in developing restorative approaches in Angus for many years.  Please contact your EP if you would like training or further information about restorative approaches.