One of the key objectives of ELI is to support the emotional and social development of the children and families in the Dublin Docklands and East Inner City area. Restorative Practice, funded by the Government's Area-Based Childhood (ABC) Programme, is an approach to building and maintaining interpersonal relationships, resolving conflict and repairing damaged relationships.
Restorative Practice provides a framework which can support a wide range of organisations and sectors, including schools, early years services, youth services, workplaces, communities and families – while complementing and supporting other approaches, such as coaching, mediation, and restorative justice. Its aim is to build strong, happy communities and to manage conflict or tensions, by actively developing good relationships and resolving conflict in a healthy manner.
Restorative Practice is a collaborative and fair approach to working in partnership with children, parents, educators and the wider community in the Dublin Docklands and East Inner City.
If you would like further information on this project, please contact the Programme Coordinator Emma Wheatley on 01 4498713 or email Emma.Wheatley@ncirl.ie.