Restorative Practice in Hull

Finding a better way…

Restorative Practice enables the building, maintaining and repairing of relationships.  The philosophy embodies a set of values and principles and a way of working with people that provides a common language and approach and enables the practice to be taught.


Hull Centre for Restorative Practice (HCRP) grew out of real implementations of RP which transformed schools, justice, policing, social care and most importantly, people’s lives. It is staffed by a small team of individuals each with particular sector expertise and a passion for RP and what it can do for the people of our home city of Hull, and of any town or city or organisation, anywhere. HCRP is a not-for-profit organisation providing support and skills to promote and propagate the  practical and everyday use of Restorative Practice. Our focus is on Hull but we work nationally and internationally, and have recognised experience and expertise in inter-agency implementation of RP, and particularly in its proactive use in building community and social capital.


Hull Centre for Restorative Practice is highly proactive in encouraging local organisations, both public and private sector, to adopt RP to simultaneously improve services and save money, and specialises in providing the support and training to enable this to happen. Hull has taken up the challenge of becoming a Restorative City, one of four with this aim worldwide.


About HCRP

Hull Centre for Restorative Practice Ltd (HCRP) offers training and consultancy in Family Group Conferencing (FGC) and Restorative Practice (RP).  We have staff available to chair restorative conferences for complex issues and facilitation of FGCs.


HCRP can support your organisation to develop restorative processes to help you to improve working relationships with clients, customers and staff.

HCRP’s Offer: What we can do for you.

HCRP offers an initial meeting where conversations take place to enable both parties to fully understand your organisation’s needs. This usually leads on to the organisation requesting a facilitated visit to current RP users across the City to help you to understand how they use restorative practice and how it has been implemented in respect of any statutory responsibilities and duties.


Initial training and liaison can then be identified and agreed with your organisation so you and your colleagues can gain an insight to what restorative practice is and how it can be used. HCRP then challenges your organisation to go away, reflect on your learning and plan the next stage of training, implementation and consultancy according to your needs- a process we are happy to support.


Over the years HCRP has found that this process yields the best results, enabling the organisations to ensure their most appropriate  staff take restorative practice into the most beneficial work areas. This process ensures ‘buy-in’ and past experience has shown us that this approach delivers the best results and sustainability.


HCRP is always aiming to enable all individuals and organisations to be self-sustaining, and we can offer support when required to help with development and further implementation of restorative practice within organisations. We have a good deal of experience in very large scale implementations.


HCRP also advises organisations to use restorative practice as a service improvement and development model, establishing baselines to be measured against, to enable the identification and improvement of further development and needs.


See ‘Our Offer’ in the main menu for more detail on our services, or click here.



HCRP has experience of working with the following organisations/agencies:

  • Early Years
  • Family Centres
  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Further Education
  • Special Education
  • Residential services
  • Homeless hostels and services
  • Police
  • Youth Justice Service
  • Probation
  • Prison Service
  • Voluntary and community organisations
  • Community & Strategic Health Services
  • Hospital Trusts
  • School Nurses
  • Housing Associations
  • Victim Support
  • Children, Young People and Families
  • Elderly and Vulnerable Adults
  • Private Businesses
  • Local Authority Departments and Services


HCRP has delivered support and services worldwide, including:



  • New Zealand
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • Jamaica
  • Holland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Belgium
  • Ireland
  • Helsinki

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