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Durham and Darlington Restorative Hub receives prestigious award

RJ Award R Hogg & D Robson

Ron Hogg and Derek Robson

Clients of the Restorative Hub in Durham and Darlington can be assured that it meets very high standards, because the Hub has been recognised with a prestigious award.

The Durham Restorative Hub has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark by the Restorative Justice Council (RJC). The Quality Mark recognises the hard work undertaken by organisations offering a restorative service, and indicates that they follow safe, high quality practice.

Restorative justice brings victims of crime, and offenders, into contact with each other, so that those affected by a particular incident can find ways to repair the harm and find a positive way forward.

Chris Straker, the RJC’s interim chief executive, said: “Through successfully completing the RSQM, Durham Restorative Hub has demonstrated that it provides the highest standards in restorative practice.”

Derek Robson, Lead Officer for the Durham Restorative Hub, said: “We were looking to ensure that our practices were viewed as safe and adhering to the standards of excellence which are set out by the RJC. It verifies to our funders and partners that we deliver a competent and professional service. We continue to review all aspects of the service we deliver, so that we can take every opportunity to improve and develop the service”.

Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner Ron Hogg, who funds the Restorative Hub in County Durham and Darlington said “I would like to congratulate Derek Robson and his colleagues at the Hub for this very well-deserved award. Hundreds of victims every year are benefiting from their professional approach, which really helps them to draw a line under a bad experience and get on with the rest of their lives”.

The award is timely as this week is International Restorative Justice Week #RJWeek

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Notes for Editors

The RSQM is a badge of quality that guarantees that a service provides safe, high quality restorative practice which meets the six Restorative Service Standards. Durham Restorative Hub joins other RSQM awardees – in sectors ranging from criminal justice through education to care – delivering high quality restorative processes.

The picture shows Ron Hogg congratulating Derek Robson on receipt of the RSQM award.

 

More information about the Restorative Hub can be found at www.restorativehub.org.uk .

Posted on Friday 23rd November 2018
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