We are a small and responsive team whose members are skilled and experienced.

We will always work with you to find the team member best suited to work with you or your school.

Amy Harrison

Amy led our Right On Redruth Community Development project supported by the People’s Health Trust.
She is now leading our Ripple Effect training in Secondary Schools and is also a Family Group Conference Co-ordinator.

Hannah Stephens

Hannah is a lead facilitator of our Ripple Effect training in Secondary Schools, which is informed by her creative uses of drama. Her creative practice in theatre is also evident in our training materials and her collaborations with Jon Welch.

Molly Allam

Molly delivers the Ripple Effect and Step Up programmes. She brings her creativity and strong capacity for dialogue to facilitating and is involved in evaluating all our projects. She is also a Family Group Conference Co-ordinator.

Deborah Mitchell

Our CEO Deborah Mitchell supervises our team developments and represents our team at Conferences nationally and internationally.
A registered independent Social Worker, Deborah is the RJ Working Restorative Practice lead and provider of professional supervision.

We work will collaborators from various sectors and disciplines on different projects

Annemarie Bala

Annemarie is a Photography graduate who studied at Falmouth University and speaks several languages.
Anne is currently developing creative practice for community development. She is skilled at promoting independent learning, integrating her skills and knowledge of Restorative Practice.

Ellie Stacey

Ellie is a former Primary Headteacher and current MAT Trustee.
She is using her expertise to supervise the development of our work in Primary Schools.
Ellie brings valuable leadership through her experience of Community Development and sponsorship of refugee families.

Bernadette Chelvanayagam

Bernadette has varied expertise from training and coaching Social Workers to community development in Plymouth and Cornwall. Having contributed eight years to the Zebra Collective she is currently training in Law at the University of Exeter. She is a valued consultant and collaborator for RJ Working.

Paddy Dowling

We have the support of international photojournalist Paddy Dowling who covers major humanitarian crises for NGOs around the world. He is passionate about social justice and increasingly his work involves portraiture of children coping with adverse circumstances. He works with Educate a Child a project of Education Above All.

Our Patron: Mark Walters

We are delighted to have the support of Dr Mark Walters renowned international academic based at the University of Sussex. Mark is author of Hate Crime and Restorative Justice: Exploring Causes, Repairing Harms.


Prior to his tragic death in 2016, our first patron was Lionel Morrison. Lionel was recognised for his contribution to ending apartheid in South Africa. He was also the first black president of the NUK and the Chair of Notting Hill Housing Association. Lionel is central to our short film Making A Start which you can view here.

Our Policies are currently under review and will be uploaded here as soon as they are approved by our Board