Relational and Restorative Practice Community of Inquiry Group
Better understanding and drawing value from relationships and how we research and evidence their value
Who we are
The Relational/Restorative Practice Community of Inquiry is a group of colleagues from Portsmouth Mediation Service, University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth City Council.
We share an interest in the theories that help us better understand and draw value from relationships, and how we research and evidence their value and the conditions that support them to thrive.
To extend our community and learn from others, we are holding 6 seminar workshops during 2023 and would like to invite anyone interested in joining our community. We are keen to welcome others to share experiences and to understand more about our challenges and unanswered questions, contributing to research development ideas and plans.
Seminar 2: "A Relational and Restorative Practice approach in Portsmouth's schools"
This session is an opportunity to hear about and learn from the progress in 'Relational and Restorative Practice' (RRP) in Portsmouth schools. The seminar will set the scene of RRP in schools and why it is important, followed by a case study presentation from Trafalgar School, a leader in this approach. A key question for leaders and practitioners is how do we share the learning and practice from a model of working well in one school, to shape practice in another? What resources do we need, what strategies can we use, (and what support is needed) to grow novel RRP models that suit the different contexts in which they are developing?
The seminar workshops will take place at the Oasis Centre and the first one will be on Thursday 30th March in the morning. The session will take place between 9.30am and 11.30am, and the space will be available from 9.15am-12.00am for networking.
Seminar 1: "Discovering Forgiveness"
This presentation is based on the outcomes of a project between Pushing Change and Dr Aaron Pycroft from University of Portsmouth School of Criminology and Criminal Justice which has co-produced generative principles based on understanding and working with forgiveness to enable discovery of the self when addicted to alcohol and other drugs.
The seminar workshops will take place at the Oasis Centre and the first one will be on Thursday 12th January in the morning. The session will take place between 9.30am and 11.30am, and the space will be available from 9.15am-12.00am for networking.
Dr Dominic Pearson
Reader in Professional Research & Practice in Forensic Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth
Professor of Legal Education, School of Law, University of Portsmouth
Dr Aaron Pycroft
Reader in Criminal Justice and Social Complexity, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth