Restorative Practices

The idea of ‘Restorative Practices’ is to put good, healthy relationships at the centre of actions, responses and behaviours.

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.

This policy 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 aim to 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.

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

Sarah Thornberry on or

Jess Tobin on