In Organizing Genuis:The Secrets of Creative Callaboration, Warren Bennis writes what he calls "Great Groups,"collections of people with similar interests who create something much better that any of them could create indivually - who become more than the sum of the parts.

These are my team, innovators and experienced people who have the same passion and shared values for everything we do.


I never tire of learning who people are. I believe that everyone teaches you something new each day and that everything is built around relationships.

My strengths lie in building lasting relationships with brilliant clients and this is key to my success. I pride myself in asking the right questions to understand your needs and being results oriented.

One of the crucial areas I focus on is working in collaboration, as this is where I add further value for you, the clients.

I began using restorative and relational based approaches in the late nineties and I have written and organised training for a wide range of Children and Adult Services, Schools and across communities ever since.

Past clients have included Hull, Leeds, Stockport, West Berkshire, Wolverhampton, Rotherham across their Children and Adult Services and many, many schools around the country to name just a few of our inspiring clients.

I have delivered training, seminars, workshops and keynote speeches locally, nationally and internationally. Including across the UK, Hungary, Finland, Holland, Spain, USA and Canada.

I am relentless and passionate about working better together to produce brilliant work for great clients. This comes through a fusion of ideas, dialogue, relationships, expertise and irrepressible energy.

I know that no single approach is the right one, and so I have been trained in a range of relational based models over the years.

 When you do a job you love, you never work a day in your life!

When I am not doing all things restorative, I enjoy spending time with my family, following Everton Football Club (Yes, I am a scouser) and the odd occasional cold beer.

P.S I’m also the proud founder and director of L30 Restorative Systems.

‘Systems thinking is the discipline of seeing the whole’

Paul Moran

Head of Training and Consultancy

Paul has nearly 20 years’ experience of working and training restoratively beginning at the innovative Sefton Centre for Restorative Practice on Merseyside.

He has worked for a number of local authorities, many schools and some research projects around the implementation of all things restorative.  This has included the City of Leeds, where he has providing consultancy and modelled practice to develop a city-wide approach to Restorative Practices.

Paul has worked with a number of major national training providers and continues to work both nationally and internationally.  His early experience was training and delivering restorative services in the criminal justice sector and he continues to work for and with youth offending teams and Police Services.

Paul has worked extensively with schools, care homes, social care services and the secure environment to successfully implement tailored restorative approaches.

He has a particular interest in the application of RP in services working with young people with learning difficulties and disabilities and has worked with specialist services to develop this approach.

Paul is married to Deb and has four children and four grand-children.  Although now living in Nottingham, he is a lifelong Liverpool Football Club supporter and follows them closely, as well his local teams.

Deborah Barton-Moran

Principal Trainer

Deb has been an Independent  Trainer and Restorative Practitioner for over 20 years and has experience of working with a wide range of agencies, organisations and communities. She  is passionate about all things Restorative.

A recently retired Police Sergeant her police role, latterly, was managing a dedicated team who worked with young people in a range of youth settings including Youth Offending Teams, Schools, Residential Care and within the community. Deb also managed a unique, multiagency funded Restorative Justice team supporting victims of serious crime through restorative processes. The work included writing and developing interagency policy and processes around both areas of business.

As one of the early, Restorative trailblazers she has been involved promoting and developing different models and applications of restorative practice nationally and internationally.  This previous experience has given her a broad view of how different restorative models and associated principles can work together practically and strategically across organisations.

Deb firmly believes that strong ,established and explicitly maintained relationships are key to any successful team, or way of working.

Deb is married to Paul, who is also part of the L30 team and they often work together. They share four grown up kids and 4 wonderful grandchildren.

Carlie Higton

Principal Trainer

Carlie originally graduated University after studying for a Drama degree, whilst at University Carlie worked in Prisons which was where she first discovered the power of relationships to transform lives.

Following working in custodial settings Carlie has worked in Local Authorities since 2007 gaining a wealth of experience as a Service Manager designing and creating in-house Family Group Conference Services including recruitment, training and audits, managing Troubled Families Programmes, safeguarding and Serious Case Reviews.

Carlie has worked and amongst her training role, continues to work as a mediator trained in Interpersonal Mediation, as a Restorative Justice Coordinator working with Adults and Young People and as a Family Group Conference Coordinator, she is also trained in a variety of other relational based models.

Carlie has also facilitated a variety of mediation referrals for the Police, Corporate sector, Housing Associations and Charity Sector as well as complaints for the Local Authority and in-house as a HR process.

Carlie loves the way that different restorative interventions can work together to create exciting conversations that are accessible and meaningful to all involved.  Carlie is passionate about supporting practitioners and the community to introduce the values of working restoratively into their practice at the earliest opportunity.

When Carlie isn’t exploring all things restorative she is an ace Mum (and a CBeebies connoisseur) and is a sport addict! Including being a West Ham fan and playing netball for her Local League.

Alastair Whitelaw

Principal Trainer

After graduating with an Hons degree in Community Studies in the 80’s Alastair worked for  9 years as a Residential Social Worker in schools in the Uk, USA and Denmark where he realised very quickly the importance of relational practice as the cornerstone to change and the ethos to underpin his future practice.

Alastair subsequently spent 13 years working within the criminal justice system where his knowledge of working restoratively developed. He has been involved in the field of  restorative practices since 1998 firstly as a hands on practitioner and then asa trainer and consultant. He is trained in Mediation, Family Group Conferencing and Restorative Justice.

In 2007 Alastair was asked to lead on developing restorative practices across the Education sector at Kirklees local Authority.

In 2012 Alastair became an independent trainer and has continued to work with both Primary and Secondary schools across Yorkshire and Lancashire. He has continued to train independently as well as collaboratively with other L30 trainers and has now come fully under the L30 umbrella.

Away from work Alastair is the proud father of 3 sons, and  is ridiculously happily married.

He is a keen fell runner and a qualified Level 2 UKAthletics coach.

Sarah Cairns

Practitioner Trainer

Sarah has been a Restorative Practitioner for 10 years and has worked across a wide variety of settings, agencies and communities. She first became involved in Restorative Justice whilst studying for a degree in Social Policy and Criminology and began volunteering for a project in her local prison, where she discovered how the power of restorative ways of working could transform relationships, repair harm and reduce re-offending. Sarah specialises in Complex and Sensitive casework.

Having worked in the restorative field as a facilitator for a number of years she could see how this way of working could be applied in schools, social care and beyond. Sarah currently works in a Local Authority promoting and developing the use of Restorative Approaches across both Children’s Services and Education settings; to enable colleagues to work with families and each other to create positive sustained change to achieve better outcomes for children and young people. This includes writing and delivering restorative practice training that is bespoke for different settings across the authority. Her passion for all things restorative means that Sarah continues to volunteer for a local restorative hub delivering training and supervising and mentoring other practitioners whilst also continuing to work with people who are involved in the criminal justice system.

When she isn’t doing all that Sarah enjoys spending time with her 2 lovely boys, husband and dog!

Mike Hayward

Practitioner Trainer

Starting his career in adult services with people who have learning and physical disabilities Mike has 26 years’ experience of working with adults and children in statutory and voluntary services. For the past 15 years Mike has worked in statutory children’s services as a Social Worker, Independent Reviewing Officer, Child Protection Conference Chair and Team Manager.

Mike is also a School Governor for a Local Primary School, working closely with the senior leadership team to develop and promote restorative practice in school to build respectful and healthy relationships. Mike has a passion for restorative practice and is committed to improving outcomes for Children, their Families and Communities.

Mike has a particular interest in the development of restorative approaches in early help services, children’s safeguarding social work and services for children who are looked after. Mike has and continues to play a key role in the development of restorative approaches with front line social workers, managers and colleagues from health and education.

Outside work Mike enjoys spending time with his partner and their two children. He is also an obsessive cyclist who refuses to admit he is getting too old to race.

Tiffany Fisher

Practitioner Trainer

Tiffany has over 15 years experience of working with children, young people and families, first working as a teaching assistant and then training as a Primary School Teacher Tiffany discovered the positive change that could be achieved when staff and children were encouraged to work ‘with’ each other, to create a positive learning environments and relationships based on high challenge and high support.

Tiffany left teaching to work in Children’s Centres to explore working more with whole communities, continuing to explore a sector that she was passionate about, this is where Tiffany first experienced training in Restorative Practice, realising that this approach aligned closely with how Tiffany already worked with families within the community, Tiffany continued to research the Restorative approach and trained as a Family Group Conference Coordinator and Restorative Facilitator.

Tiffany currently facilitates restorative interventions including Family Group Conferences specialising in complex and serious cases, including reunification, domestic abuse, homelessness and PLO.

When Tiffany is not working she enjoys spending time with her son and her husband

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