Victim’s Commissioner for England and Wales makes RJ Recommendation in response to Victim’s Bill Consultation.

  “Our justice system only works when it delivers justice to both victim and offender. And justice for victims means having their voice heard.” – Dame Vera Baird   The Victim’s Commissioner for England and Wales published the Victim’s Bill consultation document in February 2022.  The paper is in response to “Delivering justice for victims: … Read more

Restorative Justice Week

International Restorative Justice Week 2021 commenced with the 3rd Restorative Justice Council Annual Conference delivered over 2 days.  The theme of this year’s conference was Restorative Networks: bridging divides and strengthening communities.  It was lovely to see so many of our Facilitators in attendance.  Wearing her RJC Trustee hat, our very own Janet delivered a … Read more

Calm Mediation Joins the Advisory Board for the Restorative Justice All Party Parliamentary Group

The Restorative Justice APPG advisory board was established in April 2021. Oral and written evidence gathering sessions took place over the summer. The goals of the APPG were: To examine the use of Restorative Justice principles within the UK Justice System and beyond To raise the profile of Restorative Justice principles within Parliament To provide … Read more

Neighbours in Dispute Over Smoking

Karen and her boyfriend Paul (downstairs) had been living downstairs in a house conversion for three years when Glenda and her partner Graham with their two young children moved in upstairs.  The couple in the downstairs flat smoked at home and wanted to carry on with their routines and lifestyle. However, the smell of cigarette smoke provoked … Read more

The Wonderful World of Online Mediation – Heather Loebl’s Zoom Training

Our organisation is constantly progressing, fine-tuning and innovating ways to communicate, and the COVID pandemic makes no exception to this. The UK’s lockdown has accelerated Calm Mediation’s progress and accessibility by allowing us to make use of all online resources available to us. Zoom video conferencing has been one of the game-changers for us during … Read more

Have you been a victim of burglary?

The psychological effects of burglary are present in at least 60% of victims who report feelings of anger, shock, worry and fear. If you have been a victim of a burglary, you may have questions about the incident. ‘Why me?’ ‘Were they watching me?’ ‘Am I safe?’ ‘What did they do with my personal items?’ ‘Do … Read more

An Interview with Dave Walker MBE – Director of Mediation at Southwark Mediation Centre

As Calm Mediation and Southwark Mediation Centre prepare to work more closely together, we spoke to Dave Walker, the director of mediation at Southwark Mediation Centre, about his experience in the world of mediation and in life.  Describe the growth of Southwark Mediation Centre.  I feel the growth of the centre is down to the creativity and … Read more

Restorative Justice Helpline for Referrers 

From the 1st June 2020 all practitioners working with victims and offenders will have access to our dedicated helpline.   Our team will be on hand from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday to answer your queries;    offering advice and information   discuss potential referrals and provide case updates   referral forms    and the option for victims and/or offenders to speak directly to … Read more