Our Team

Meet the Team

We have a small and responsive team whose members are highly skilled and experienced. We are committed to co-working meaning that there are always at least two people involved in our service delivery. We will work with you to identify who is best suited to collaborate with you or your school.

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 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 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.
Hayley has been central to the Right On Redruth group and also to our work in Primary Schools, bringing her experience and expertise with children to the creative introduction of Restorative Practice.
Amy is our Social Media strategist and lead. She brings her creativity to our campaigns and communications. Amy co-led our pilot work in Primary Schools, drawing on her strong engagement skills and understanding of group work.
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.
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.
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 using the ‘balanced model’ from Ulster University.


Tom is an experienced Restorative Practice trainer, specialising in creative approaches to Restorative Practice and conflict resolution. He brings his theatre credentials – mask work for BAFTA award-winning Geese Theatre Company – and work with the Creative Research Collective around difficult and sensitive issues. Tom has a Masters in Education from Cambridge and rich experience working with young people in care settings and about mental health issues.
We have the support of international photojournalist Paddy Dowling who has recorded a number of RJ Working workshops and events through portraits and visual commentary.
Paddy 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.
View his website here
Bernadette has varied expertise from training and coaching Social Workers to community development in Plymouth and in 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.
Bernadette participated in the formative 5 days Restorative Practice training from Ulster University with RJ Working founders.
A gifted writer and director, Jon Welch has collaborated with RJ Working in the making of several short films in 2017 which are a valuable resource for beginning difficult discussions with young people. These have been based on local research and focus groups in schools.
Jon also wrote and directed our training film ‘Crossed Wires’ which enables discussion of complex issues including racism and economic inequality.
View his website here
Yana Penrose grew up in Cornwall and now has an acting career based in London. She has collaborated with Jon Welch and Hannah Stephens in the creation of our training materials.
Eleanor is an experienced trainer who first participated in the RJ Working journey in 2015.
Eleanor is known for her assessment and evaluation ability, has led on this in our work with schools and managed our independent evaluation from Ipsos MORI.
Mike has many years experience of working with children and young adults as Pastoral Co-ordinator at a school for children with moderate learning difficulties and complex needs. He has strong skills and knowledge for working with attachment difficulties, particularly with looked after children.

All of our Practitioners are either Associate or Accredited Members of the Restorative Justice Council, the national body
ensuring high quality and advocating the widespread use of all forms of restorative justice and restorative practice.