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Project information

Restoring broken communities

At times like these when budgets are hard-pressed, access to restorative practice services are needed more than ever, yet are likely to suffer most. With this in mind we are launching a major initiative to bring restorative practices to schools and communities.

This campaign will be ongoing while the economy is so unstable.

Charity information: International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Europe

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  • Need


    Today budgets are hard-pressed, but this is the very time that restorative practices are needed most.


    At the heart of our strategy is the development of local capacity. We are training and licensing local trainers and organisations to become self sustaining in the roll out and support of restorative practices. IIRP Europe teaches professionals and community volunteers to use restorative practices in their work with communities.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Reduce the cost of our services to hard pressed public bodies, voluntary groups and individuals.


    » Offer reduced cost training, consultancy, service provision and implementation support to public bodies and voluntary groups.
    » Offer bursaries towards the cost of the training's we offer and the attendance of restorative practices conferences we run.

    What success will look like

    Success will be measured by an increase in the take up of such services over and above the expected norm and as a direct result of this campaign.

  • Impact


    IIRP Europe, as part of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), have compiled one of the most outstanding track records in the world. We have dramatically reduced youth violence, crime, misbehaviour and bullying in even the most challenging schools and communities. We would expect these changes to extend and broaden this success throughout the areas we are able to impact.


    The effects of cuts in public service budgets could be so severe that they outstrip any reductions we can offer as a result of this campaign. To this end, we have made significant reductions in our costs to the organisations we are currently working with and will continue to do so for those we work with in the future. We have achieved this by trimming back our own overheads and streamlining our internal and external processes.


    We will report back to donors directly on a regular basis if they give us an email contact. We will also report on progress in our annual report to the Charities Commission.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £43,500 Regional RP Training Holding 6 free restorative practices regional training courses per year for individuals
      £8,000 Bursaries for Conference Offering 20 bursaries for IIRP Conferences in the UK & Ireland.
      £14,000 Public Service discounts Offering a 10% reduction to up to 40 public bodies for training's booked in 2012/13
      £28,000 Voluntary Group discounts Offering a 40% reduction to up to 20 Voluntary Groups for training's booked in 2012/13
      £6,500 Contingency Contingency for shortfalls across the above.
  • Background


    The project will initially concentrate on the UK & Ireland.


    Communities across the whole of the UK & Ireland will benefit. Those areas with poor social economic indicators, high crime and anti social behaviour, plus failing schools will be favoured when a choice needs to be made.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have compiled one of the most outstanding track records for delivery of restorative practices in the world. We have dramatically reduced youth violence, crime, misbehaviour and bullying in even the most challenging schools and communities.

    Our efforts have produced remarkable results. You will find examples (including UK and Ireland) at: www.restorativepracticesfoundation.org/
    Also see the IIRP Europe website at: www.iirp.eu

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Les Davey, CEO, IIRP Europe

    Les is responsible for setting strategy and managing the whole project.

    Joun Boulton, IIRP Europe, Director Of Training And Consultancy

    John is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the whole project on the ground.