Area Based Childhood Programme
Blue Skies Initiative

Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices (RP) are an evidence-based set of skills that help develop and sustain strong and happy organisations and communities by actively developing good relationships, preventing the escalation of conflict and handling conflict and wrongdoing in a creative and healthy manner.

‘Restorative Practices’ puts good, healthy relationships at the centre of actions, responses and behaviours.

In using Restorative Practices everyone affected by a negative behaviour has the chance to talk about what happened, discuss their feelings and explain how they think a resolution can be reached.

This method helps to manage the conflict or tension that has arisen because of bad behaviours and repairs relationships that have been affected.

It can be implemented in schools, at home and in community settings to help promote self- awareness, empathy, mutually respectful relationships and listening skills.

The Blue Skies Initiative has trained alongside CDI in Tallaght, examining the origins and development of Restorative Practices, the evidenced outcomes and skills that are used when taking a restorative approach.


We deliver this training in a local setting, which helps people to use Restorative Language to consciously build relationships and prevent the escalation of conflict, and give those undertaking the course the tools to creatively transform and resolve conflict.

We support schools and organisations in the process of adopting a whole team restorative approach.

If you would like to find out more about Restorative Practices or training around this method please click here to contact Jess