Our Courses

We offer lively, challenging and experiential courses. Our dynamic courses are suitable for educators, care staff, youth justice professionals and the wide range of staff supporting families and children.

  •  Build on your existing relational skills
  •  Know what to do and say when faced with challenging situations
  • Learn how to become a restorative facilitator
  •  Feel inspired to implement a restorative ethos throughout your own working environment

 About Us

Transforming Conflict is one of the UK's leading providers of training & consultancy in the field of restorative approaches in schools, residential care and other youth settings.

    • Founded in 1994 by Dr Belinda Hopkins, we are the longest established provider
    • We are one of the very early pioneers in the field of restorative approaches in schools

 Our Shop

Here you will find a variety of training resources, literature & films all focused on restorative approaches in school settings, childrens' homes and in the arena of social care, housing and youth justice.

  •  A chance to buy many of Director Dr Belinda Hopkins' published books
  •  Purchase publications from many other recommended experts in the field of restorative approaches
  • Develop new approaches with inspired training resources
  •  View & book your place on the latest courses

Welcome to
Transforming Conflict!

Transforming Conflict has been pioneering relational and
restorative approaches in school settings, childrens' homes
and in the arena of social care, housing and youth justice since
1994. We offer training and consultancy to people (staff teams and individuals) who want to engage in a more caring, considerate and respectful way and who want to be treated themselves in this way.

Our training and support will help people at a personal, as well as a professional level

To deal more effectively with their own conflicts and challenges and to help others to do so. All our training – in its content and its delivery – is inspired by the philosophy and principles behind Restorative Justice and we are also great fans of non violent communication, originally developed by Marshal Rosenberg.

After our courses people are often inspired to make changes to the way they work

and even go on to transform the culture in which they work. Issues of concern such as inter-personal conflicts, back-biting, bullying,
threats of violence and low-level disruption can become a thing of the past.

We offer a clear, consistent, replicable model of practice – whilst also unleashing people's creativity, inspiring them to take what they have learnt and adapt it for their own setting.

People who engage with us will meet much that is familiar- and in fact we build on the existing expertise and experience of those who attend our courses. However, everyone
we have ever trained has also learned new ways to do things, and some have experienced
life-changing insights that have changed their practice forever.

Our courses are very practical – people can make a start putting what they have learnt into practice  from the day after the course. We also provide some great resources to share with those who take a more reflective approach, and want to look at the evidence and theory before taking the plunge.

For further inspiration have a look at Belinda Hopkins’ new edited book, Restorative Theory in Practice,  in which 10 practitioners offer different theoretical explanations for what is happening in a restorative meeting. This book will deepen your understanding and fine-tune your practice.

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