What is Restorative Practice?

Whanganui, a New Zealand Maori restorative community describes Restorative Practice as:

“A philosophy, in action, that places respectful relationships at the heart of every interaction. This relational approach is grounded in beliefs about the equality, dignity and potential of all people and about the just structures and systems that enable people to thrive and succeed together.” [ref]

NED Foundation's Support

The NED Foundation has long had a strong commitment to an explicit restorative culture in both the way it works as an organisation and also how it relates to those with whom it works.

The NED Foundation (NED) is committed to fostering the growth of Restorative Practice across the Australian society and institutions with the aim of nurturing and sustaining a community of practice, and facilitating sharing and networking between practitioners. NED is exploring how practitioners themselves perceive Restorative Practice, which can then be promoted and evolved within the national sphere.

From this initiative, NED has become aware of the potential in compiling an index of practitioners, available for ongoing collaboration, leading to a public website profiling RP practitioners and organisations, searchable on areas of expertise and region.

Thus was initiated this RP Online Mapping Project, as a support for the profession of RP Practitioners.

The design has progressed from NED’s initial research and continues to employ a restorative approach of engagement with practitioners to best serve their requirements.

This Site

This mapping site provides a platform for both individuals and organisations to represent their restorative engagement, and also to share their stories. The development is ongoing, proceeding in stages.

The information here is provided by the individual or organisation, and their presence on the site is not an endorsement by the NED Foundation.

Should you wish to explore the possibility of yourself or your organisation having a presence on this mapping site, please make initial contact via our Enquiry Form

International Institute for Restorative Practices:

"All humans are hardwired to connect. Just as we need food, shelter and clothing, human beings also need strong and meaningful relationships to thrive. Restorative practice is an emerging social science that studies how to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities. Though new to the social sciences, restorative practice has deep roots within indigenous communities throughout the world."