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Curriculum Evaluation and Restorative Practice.

Kearns, Michael
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) Paper from “The Next Step: Developing Restorative Communities, Part 2,” the IIRP’s 8th International Conference on Conferencing, Circles and other Restorative Practices, October 18-20, 2006, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.

The most exciting development for me, recently, is the idea of having explicit practice that is
easily understood by young people and their families when looking at making changes. The
Children Act 2004 is the legal framework for the Government’s national programme for
change. ‘Every Child matters’ is a new approach to ensure the well being of children from
birth to 19 years. The overall aim is that every child will have the support to enable it to be
healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well
being. This means that the organisations involved in providing the services to children, from
schools and hospitals, to police and voluntary groups, will be teaming up in new ways sharing information and working together to protect children and young people from harm and to help
them to achieve what they want from life. Children and young people will have much more
say about this approach. (excerpt)


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