We are an international consultancy committed to the provision of outstanding services to schools, communities and workplaces to achieve transformational change through restorative practice. We do this through best practice, cutting edge professional development, training and facilitation.
IN THE WORKPLACE
Where relationships have been threatened or destroyed as a result of wrongdoing, inappropriate behaviour, negative culture or long-term conflict & where management is seeking more effective ways to manage relationships & effect culture change.
Where restorative approaches to behaviour management have the capacity to transform the way school communities respond to wrongdoing — at the same time teaching concepts of accountability, responsibility & empathy to all members of this community.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Defined by place or purpose, such as clubs, associations & neighbourhoods where a restorative approach to problem-solving can transform conflict or inform community consultation around issues of mutual interest or concern.
When people have fallen out in our communities & workplaces, & these relationships are not healed, the loss of social capital, productivity, job satisfaction & emotional well-being is at best sad, & at worst, dangerous.
Restorative justice (also known as transformative justice), views wrong-doing as a violation of people & relationships. Problem-solving becomes centred around an exploration of the harm that has been done & how to repair it.
This philosophical approach, with its focus on procedural, substantive & emotional satisfaction has enormous benefits, for victims or those harmed, wrongdoers & their families, for agencies & institutions & the wider community, as it shifts thinking away from retribution toward repair. It is this recognition that relationships matter which drives the work of Margaret Thorsborne & Associates.
Through the processes of restorative justice, Margaret Thorsborne & Associates is committed to strengthening the connections between people to restore social capital, job satisfaction, productivity & emotional well-being.
workplace · schools · community
Strengthening connections between people: Putting relationships at the heart of your organisation's success.