Restorative Practice

Restorative Practice is a way of managing conflict that focuses on repairing harm and restoring relationships. Unlike traditional punitive models, Restorative Practice is a process that brings together those involved in a conflict to talk about what happened, how it made them feel, and what can be done to make things better. The approach centres on everyone's  right to be listened to and the belief that working together can bring the best solutions. 

Why is Restorative Practice important?

Restorative Practice helps to build stronger and more harmonious environments. When people are able to talk about what happened and find a way forward together, they are more likely to feel heard and understood. This can help to reduce conflict and build trust. Restorative Practice reflects our asset-based framework: Advantaged Thinking. In Advantaged Thinking we focus on the things people are able to do – on their strengths and resources, rather than their deficits or circumstances, and in doing so we enable people to grow and flourish. 


Our Restorative Practice training aims to equip staff with effective conflict management and resolution skills, aligning with new Ofsted requirements. The training will help Foyers create safe, supportive, Advantaged Thinking environments for their young people.


  • Identify the differences and benefits of restorative practice in comparison to traditional ‘behaviour management’.
  • Explore the challenges of implementing a restorative practice approach.
  • Gain new tools and skills to embed restorative approaches in your services.
  • Explore best practice examples of applying restorative practice to your organisation.

"The Restorative Practice training helped us to give a name to the practices we are already using and allowed us to ask questions in a different way." A Restorative Practice trainee

Want to find out more?

If your Foyer would be interested in having training in Restorative Practice, we’re now taking bookings for 2024! To start the conversation about Restorative Practice training please complete our

  training enquiry form 

or contact us at

  [email protected] 

If you would like to know more about any of our training options, contact us at [email protected] for a conversation.

What you need to know

Training In your location is a one day workshop (6 hours) 

1-2 facilitators 

Up to 15 participants 

£950 + expenses 

This price includes a 30% member discount

The Foyer Federation is registered in England and Wales under company number 2699839 at Work.Life, Core Building, 30 Brown Street, Manchester, M2 1DH. The charity is registered under charity number 1040482.
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