Restorative practice in action...

Our short films about restorative practice reconstruct a case to show how it can help repair the harm caused by conflict. The films were made to mark this year’s Restorative Justice Week, which ran between 18 and 25 November.

Restorative practice brings those harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible for the harm into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.

Watch our films to see how that can work in practice.

Alex's story

Jo's story

Deb's story

Anna's story

What needs to happen

As a restorative city, Brighton & Hove is committed to meeting the needs of those harmed by crime and conflict by ensuring safe, secure and effective restorative practices are embedded across the city – this is our ‘restorative city’ pledge.

We currently offer restorative practices to repair the harm caused by a wide range of issues, including:

  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Bullying behaviour in schools
  • Conflict in your community
  • Crime
  • Family conflict
  • Hate incidents
  • Housing problems
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Noise nuisance

A restorative response begins with the following questions:

  • What happened?
  • What were your thoughts at the time?
  • What have your thoughts been since?
  • How has this affected you and others?
  • Who else has been affected?
  • What has been the hardest thing for you?
  • What do you think needs to happen next?

If you'd like to find out more or think restorative practice could help you, please contact our Community Safety Casework Team by calling 01273 292735 or emailing