Partnerships and Networks
Whether formal or informal, it is through relationships that the Restorative model builds community for children and young people to thrive.
We subscribe to the Young Trustees Movement with a two thirds majority of our charity trustees aged under 35. Our board sees succession planning an an inter-generational issue and our trustees vision is of young people in the lead at every level.
Our team is thrilled to have Trebah Garden as our latest partner. This extraordinary setting will become the crucible for much of our local work as we extend the use of the Restorative model beyond social justice to protection of the environment and young peoples's relationship with nature.
Cornwall Refugee Resource Network
Membership of the Cornwall Refugee Resource Network champions a culture of welcome. We value our relationships with local groups in the network.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
We are active online participants in the PHF Youth Fund network with its distinctive, values-based camaraderie, and vast range of skills/knowledge. We are currently in our third year of support from the the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth fund.
We are part of the national RESTORE group, a community of practice, involving national leaders of Restorative practice in education: headteachers, academics, consultants, and evaluation specialists.
Our connections with all the Further Education college sites across Cornwall support young people to champion Restorative approaches to Equality Diversity and Inclusion, bringing to life the concerns and realities of minoritized groups. We also share Restorative approaches to employability with specific courses such as construction.
Peer Mediation Network
The Peer Mediation Network is made up of trainers and organisations working to promote peer mediation in schools in the United Kingdom. We are proud to be part of this network and contribute regularly to the Peer Mediation Network forum.
We are honoured to be a YEP partner. Yep! is aimed at disadvantaged young people aged 16 – 24, with a specific focus on 16–18-year-olds who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) or are at risk of NEET, have special educational needs (SEN), or are in other vulnerable groups. This project is managed by CSW Group on behalf of Cornwall Council who are the Managing Authority.
Where there is a 'family' of schools, there is often an aspiration to share a culture of collaboration. The Restorative model supports this relationship focus, for example in the LEAP academy trust.
Local Authority Maintained Schools
At both Primary and Secondary levels, the Restorative model can make a significant contribution to narrowing the attainment gap and empowering young people with complex experience to use their voice for the benefit of others. Community based schools such as St Day and Carharrack, and Redruth School, offer us a way to reach children and young people who are vital for the community's success.
The Diocese of Cornwall
The Restorative model is adaptable, easy to link with a wide variety of school and MAT mission statements. For example, the fit with the Diocese of Truro education vision, based on the values of wisdom, hope, community and dignity, which embraces over forty Primary Schools. We have featured in the Diocese Education Newsletter here
We have a dynamic relationship with the South West Universities. From keynote presentations at Plymouth's EDI Conference, to evaluation by Exeter's Social Innovation Group, and our ongoing relationship with the Film & Television course at Falmouth University.
We have forged a long-term partnership with London-based Protection Approaches and we use their framework for our Holocaust Memorial offer to Cornwall’s Schools.
We are increasingly engaged in the arts sector and in 2022 we are offering all of Cornwall's live performance venues workshops in active anti-racism, together with our colleague organisation Black Voices Cornwall
Quakers in Britain
We are active contributors to QVinE (Quaker Values in Education). As a Quaker Recognised Body we run occasional courses via Woodbrooke, the International Quaker Study Centre based in Birmingham.
European Forum for Restorative Justice
Restorative Practice is a global movement and the European Forum for RJ is a vital force in this development, providing a research base and opportunities for professional development.
Sustainable Food Cornwall
RJ Working thoroughly endorses the aims and ambitions of partners Sustainable Food Cornwall. We have appointed a Food Education Co-ordinator to support vital conversations in Cornwall's schools and colleges to help move these aims to an everyday reality for Cornwall's children and young people.
Cornwall Climate Care
There is a huge synergy between the work of our partners Cornwall Climate Care and the RJ Working Youth-led Climate Action Team - exciting times ahead !