If your own local authority also has a useful site like these please do share it with us.


The Peaceful Schools Movement

The Peaceful Schools Movement seeks out and supports schools that are doing a range of innovative and creative things to help make the world a more peaceful place.  They have an awards scheme for Beacon peaceful schools, peaceful projects and peacemakers in schools. 

http:/www.peaceful schools.org.uk


Restorative Approaches in Norfolk Schools

Norfolk continues to do great work implementing a restorative approach across many agency settings. It has worked in many schools and established a very useful and rich website for educators:



Le Souffle

We have had a long association with this Belgian organisation dedicated to a range of restorative approaches and practices. Director Joelle Timmermans

has a wide range of experience and expertise and we have worked together in the past.




Actionwork is a film, theatre and peace education company. They promote youth participation and innovation in finding and providing strategies for tackling bullying. Actionwork is based in the UK and works locally, nationally and internationally.



Bully.org is the home of the I Power I Crew and produces peace and anti-bullying events for young people. They produce the UK's national anti-bullying conference for young people and peer-to-peer projects to help promote peace in our schools



An excellent and informative website providing useful advice for those in conflict with others.


European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice

Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 2 has a short article on Restorative Justice in Schools.


International Institute of Restorative Practices

The International Institute of Restorative Practices has an excellent and informative website which frequently publishes articles about restorative practices in educational settings.



Leap Confronting Conflict - a national voluntary youth organisation and registered charity providing opportunities for young people and adults to explore approaches to conflicts in their lives, finding causes and new solutions for themselves.

5-7 Wells Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JU. Tel: 020 7561 3700 Fax: 020 7561 3701


MakeBelieve Arts


MakeBelieve Arts is a theatre and education company, offering innovative, high quality theatre and education programmes to develop the creative potential of children aged 2 – 15. These include interactive Restorative Approaches sessions that allow pupils to witness a conflict situation through the use of invisible theatre, and work through it with trained workshop leaders.



NetCare is a Restorative Justice and Family Group Conference training and consultancy organisation. Based in Northern Ireland they provide training to Statutory, Voluntary, Community and Business on the use of the Restorative Justice and Family Group Conference approaches to conflict resolution and problem solving.



For an informative booklet on peer mediation in UK schools:

Peer mediation in the UK: a guide for schools


Peer Link (Leap)

PeerLink is an organisation run by young people for those young people involved in peer mediation, peer mentoring and peer education in the field of conflict management. 


Restorative Justice - an international journal

This journal publishes excellent articles from researchers and practitioners all over the world. it is peer reviewed.


Restorative Justice Council


Transforming Conflict is a member of this national membership organisation that supports restorative practice in the UK. The RJC is instrumental in raising standards of restorative practice in schools, youth settings generally, prisons, the workplace and in the field of criminal justice. Visit their website for more information:


School Council

School Councils UK provides training and resources for schools wishing to develop their pupil's participation and active citizenship programmes.


South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV)

The South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) is an international association founded to nurture criminology and victimology in countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Nepal. SASCV works with the motto 'promoting Criminology and Victimology in South Asian region'.


Talking Point

Talking Point is a first stop on the internet for information about speech, language and communication difficulties in children and ways to deal with them. The website includes a discussion forum and a search engine for local services. They have performed research into how social exclusion and classroom behavioural problems can be linked to communication difficulties.


Victim Offender Mediation Organisation

An international membership association, supports and assists people and communities working at models of restorative justice. VOMA provides resources, training, and technical assistance in victim-offender mediation, conferencing, circles, and related restorative justice practices.


Youth Justice Board - national evaluation

Read the recent evaluation of the Youth Justice Board funded project
Restorative Justice in Schools, in which 8 Youth Offending Teams took part:




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