Young people say they have a better understanding of themselves
Organisations worked with in 2021
We have worked with 70% of school/college communities in Cornwall
We work with five universities

Since 2012 we have prioritised impact evaluation

Just as young people co-design our programmes so we seek their involvement in our impact evaluation.

Generating transformational collective change means not focusing on perceived weaknesses or deficits but instead on young people’s strengths and assets, which often include a wide range of experiences.

We asses the collective change achieved by a group of young people, both through their immediate sense of distance travelled on our programmes and through their sustained ‘ripple effect’ of campaigning and cascading their learning to others.’

Our aims and ambitions are:

  • enabling groups of young people to achieve lasting social bonds and a deeper sense of community.
  • eliciting everyone’s voice and contribution to the shared agenda.
  • strengthening relationships and reducing powerlessness.
  • ensuring emotional and psychological safety for exploring deeper social and environmental issues.
  • strengthening flexibility, resilience and wellbeing, reducing anxiety and depression.
  • developing oracy and language for experience.
  • promoting Respect for nature, Responsibility to nature, and Relationship with nature.
  • achieving all the above in an energising spirit of playful exchange.
We gather young people’s views on the difference we make as well as the views of the adults who witness their journey.

Tackling youth loneliness in schools

We are proud of the impact we have on the lives of children across Cornwall, using Restorative principles to support communication pathways between them. With support, they create collaborative environments where their thoughts and ideas can be shared and influence change in their communities, such as creating quiet games rooms to tackle youth loneliness. Through the use of games and conversation, children and young people are encouraged to speak up on issues, listen to one another and use their voices to grow their community.

Explore our Impact Reports and Independent Evaluations below

RJ Working 2021 Impact Report

2021 Impact Report

An outline of the projects, work and impact of RJ Working through 2021.

2020 Impact Report

Get the key stats from our work in 2020. Learn about the projects we worked on, how we responded to Covid-19 challenges and feedback from those that experienced our work both online and in-person.

Coming Soon: University of Exeter Independent Evaluation

The University of Exeter carried out an Independent Evaluation of our 2018-21 Restorative Leadership programme which was funded by the European Social Fund.

2019 - Creating Change - Impact Report

Our 2019 Impact Report looks at our work through the lens of Ofsted recommendations, showing how Restorative practice supports schools of all ratings to progress a positive culture of care.

Ipsos MORI Independent Evaluation

The Home Office funded Ipsos MORI to undertake an independent evaluation into the outcomes of our Ripple Effect programme.
14 year old Young Person, Cornwall

“It doesn’t matter where you come from…you can be from the smallest power and the smallest place in the world. You can still make a difference, you can still be someone and do something massive.”

15 year old young person, West Cornwall

“I would like to remember everything that Yasmine said about racism, because I never realized how it was. I understood that it’s a terrible thing but I never really saw the massive array of how big it was, and never really brought to us down here. And it was like I’ve never really heard anything like this.”

Accreditations, Associations and Funders

Our expertise has been formally recognised by the Restorative Justice Council with the award of their Registered Training Provider status. All of our Practitioners are either Associate or Accredited Members of the Restorative Justice Council.

The RJC promotes quality Restorative Practice for everyone in the UK.

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