What is Restorative & Relational Practice

Restorative and relational based practice describe a way of being, an underpinning ethos, which enables us to build and maintain healthy relationships, resolve difficulties and repair harm when relationships breakdown.

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L30 provides an explicit framework which embodies the principles, values and practices of the philosophy of restorative and relational practice. It is founded on the principles of working ‘with’ people, rather than doing ‘to’ or ‘for’ others. When we work with and alongside people, rather than make decisions about them in isolation, outcomes and impact are so much greater.

It proactively builds connection, belonging and a sense of community.

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At L30 we create a common language, a common approach for fostering a sense of social responsibility and shared accountability.

L30 offers training, consultancy and support that is highly participative, fun, lively and inclusive. We will provide all participants with an understanding of restorative practice including proactive and responsive skills, with a practical framework that can be embedded immediately, including a range of formal and informal strategies.

This approach has demonstrable impact on outcomes for children, young people, families and adults in need of support. We recognise the diversity of local communities and partnerships and will work with you to ensure everyone is included and their specific perspectives considered with care. The benefits for staff teams and organisational culture are also well evidenced. This is a systems change approach.

We have worked with a number of authorities who have improved under the Ofsted framework. The restorative/relational approach lends itself to working with strategic partnerships to problem solve and improve outcomes for local people.

L30 tailors training, consultancy and support to meet your specific needs and priorities, building on your local strengths. We work with you.

Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

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to all success”
– Pablo Picasso

Restorative/relational practice is a consistent approach that reflects Care Act expectations; from effective prevention and early intervention, maximising the use of local strengths and assets; through to safeguarding and protection of the most vulnerable.

L30 promotes sensitivity to the wishes and feelings of adults, promoting dignity and respect. This is at the heart of all that we do. Their family and other people of significance to them are their greatest resource, we need to ensure, within the context of their capacity, that their voice is heard. This includes being explicit about the ‘bottom-line’ to safeguard or protect an adult. It overtly uses a ‘high challenge’ and ‘high support’ approach, which builds on strong relationship-based practice between communities and professionals. This provides a way of working which is person-led, jointly owned and created, achievable and builds sustainable change. It reduces the likelihood of dependency on professional services.

L30’s approach works directly with senior leaders and staff teams to reflect on their approach to working ‘with’ each other, as a whole system, to maximise opportunities to ensure proportionate adult-centred planning. This builds a strong relational staff culture, which is reflective and resilient.