Restorative Practices Training and Consultancy

Restorative Practices Training and Consultancy

The restorative approach is to prevent serious problems by being consistent in building and maintaining relationships and in resolving conflicts easily and effectively when they do arise.  The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) has been implementing a Restorative Practices (RP) Programme in Tallaght West since 2010.  Further information is available at  In 2020, CDI is offering the following training in Restorative Practices.

Getting Started with Restorative Practices

This training course takes place over two mornings a week apart and provides an overview of Restorative Practices along with practical tools for using a restorative approach in your daily life. We are offering Getting Started With Restorative Practices courses on the following dates:

  • 9.30am — 1pm: 4th & 11th March 2020
  • 9.30am — 1pm: 1st & 8th April 2020
  • 9.30am — 1pm: 6th & 13th May 2020

 (Concessions available)

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Restorative Practices Facilitation Skills (Upskilling)

This training is open to people who have done our Getting Started With Restorative Practices course or its equivalent and takes place over three consecutive days. It provides participants with the tools and confidence to facilitate restorative circles, restorative meetings and restorative conferences. We are offering Restorative Practices Facilitation Skills on the following dates:

  • 9:30am — 5pm: 29th, 30th April & 1st May 2020
  • 9:30am — 5pm: 24th. 25th & 26th June 2020
  • 9:30am — 5pm: 23rd, 24th & 25th September 2020

(Concessions available)

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Restorative Practices Training of Trainers (ToT)

This training is open to all who have completed CDI's Getting Started with Restorative Practices and Restorative Practices Facilitation Skills. The course takes place over five consecutive days and provides participants with the tools to deliver RP training in their chosen setting.

  • Participants will learn how to train others in the implementation RP as an individual, organisation and community.
  • Participants will gain the skills and expertise for training others to embed RP as “business as usual” in their lives, organisations and communities.
  • The course will include learning for participants about Quality Assurance of the use of RP in organisations and communities.
  • Participants will be provided with a full list of references and the resources they will need for the delivery of RP training to their chosen target groups.

Entry Requirements:

Participants in this Course are required to:

  • Have undertaken CDI’s training in Restorative Practices i.e. “Getting Started With RP” and “RP Facilitation Skills” OR RP Skills for Positive Classroom and Schools Norms (Summer Course);
  • Have experience of using restorative practices in their lives and work;
  • Have organised to deliver RP Training to their chosen target group withen six months of completing the training at which they will be observed by a CDI Trainer; and
  • Attend four x 2 hour Communities of Practice with fellow participants between September 2020 and January 2021.

In addition, participants will be issued with reading material before and during the course that they will be required to read. 

Application for this Course is via an application form, a copy of which can be obtained from

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RP Consultancy

CDI offer a number of RP consultancy services as follows:

  • Facilitation of RP Communities of Practice that bring people together in communities or organisations to reflect on their use of restorative practices, to troubleshoot, and to upskill participants (particularly in how to facilitate Communities of Practice on an ongoing basis); 
  • Support and facilitation of communities and organisations to develop clear and achievable RP implementation plans;
  • Facilitation of restorative meetings to address and resolve between individuals, in groups and between groups; and
  • Facilitation of restorative conferences to repair harm caused by serious wrongdoing (e.g. bullying).

For further information about our RP consultancy services, contact