Today, the IARS International Institute launched its latest report which assesses the impact of the first-ever London-wide restorative justice service, Restore:London (R:L). The ground-breaking report aims to measure how R:L is meeting victims’ needs of accessing restorative justice services in London.
Many children who are victims of abuse often go unnoticed, with their cases unreported. As mistreatment mainly occurs within the family, this impacts children’s physical and mental health throughout crucial stages of their development.
As part of IARS’s 2-year project on violence against children—PROCHILD—co-funded by the European Commission and planned in conjunction with several non-profit organisations in Europe, we are asking for feedback from professionals who work in administration or as a supervisor. By contributing to this project through your participation in the survey, we can use the information we receive in order to better identify beneficial support networks and understand the needs of other professionals who come into contact with concerns of possible child abuse.
As a user led institute, IARS values the feedback we receive from young people. Our youth volunteer Steisi Hajdari, a 16 years old student studying her A-Levels at Uxbridge, has reviewed the Epsilon Project, an online training platform which aims to equip professionals to better support the needs of LGBT migrants and refugees. She felt that as someone of youth, this course portrays empowerment, equality and injustice that was not introduced to her before taking the training.