What’s new ………


Again, its been a while since our last blog.  Things have been busy.  It’s great news to hear that Youth Offending Services have been awarded funds to enable them to further imbed RJ practice.

As many of you know our Director and the creator of Writing Wrongs, Andy Winters, has, for the last 10 years been a practitioner at Lancashire Youth Offending Team. We would like to take this opportunity to announce that Andy has taken VR and is now going to concentrate full time on writing and training.

During his time at Lancashire Youth Offending Team, Andy was Education Representative and he also held a variety of cases. He co-wrote and designed ‘It’s Your Life’ a knife/weapons crime  programme  which took a restorative approach towards violent crime.  The DVD and resources are being used by most Youth Offending Services in England and Wales.  It is also a YRO requirement for Lancashire Magistrates.

Whilst working at Lancashire YOT, Andy won numerous awards for innovation, best practice and training from Lancashire County Council and he was also invited to Buckingham Palace to receive a Butler Trust Commendation for his work in engaging young people.

Andy wrote Writing Wrongs for Youth Offending Teams/Probation using  his experience as a YOT practitioner.  The schools version was written by Andy using his experience as an RJ practitioner and teacher within  mainstream teaching and the Pupil Referral Service.

Writing Wrongs is a leading resource for Youth Offending services, Probation and Schools.  Where possible, Andy will deliver training at your venue. Please get in touch.

Oh yes, on our last blog we mentioned our Koestler Trust entry which used Writing Wrongs a a framework.  The entry won the U18’s prize and will be exhibited at the Koestler Snail Porridge Exhibition at Castlefield Galley Manchester


The Writing Wrongs Team