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Restorative Justice in Schools


A number of schools in Scotland have started to introduce restorative justice processes as an alternative, non-punitive way of dealing with the harm caused by misconduct, bullying or a breach of school rules. Click the map for local details and updates.


Research suggests that restorative justice is most likely to be effective if implemented as a 'whole school' approach, rather than as an 'add on' scheme.

Documents and Links

Restorative practices in three Scottish councils: Final report on the evaluation of the first two years of the pilot projects 2004-2006 (J. Kane, University of Glasgow, G. Lloyd, G. McCluskey, S. Riddell, J. Stead and E. Weedon, University of Edinburgh. Additional contributions from R. Maguire and R. Hendry)  Executive summary  |  Full report

Restorative Approaches in Scottish Schools: Transformations and Challenges (Gwynedd Lloyd, Head of Educational Studies/Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, October 2006)

Scottish Executive - Know Better Behaviour - Piloting Restorative Practices

National evaluation of Restorative Justice in Schools (Youth Justice Board) March 17th 2005

Restorative practices' for school disruption (Scottish Executive, 12/01/2004)

"Repairing Relationships - managing conflict the restorative way" in Better Behaviour: Promoting Positive Behaviour in Scottish Schools (Issue 1, Autumn 04)


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