Issue Based Workshops

    and Training

  • about

    Resource Creatives are a collective of trainers, teachers, educators and creative practitioners with wide ranging experience working across the youth justice, education, community sectors and secure estates. We design and deliver issue based projects and programmes using creative arts based mediums working with artists, musicians and creatives across all sectors.


    Resource Creatives are committed to working as a social enterprise, creating and delivering projects that will make a difference in the lives of children, young people, adults and families We reinvest by supporting emerging creatives who want to work in the social sector, distributing our resources freely and supporting local communities.


    We are all fully insured with current DBS. We also support emerging creatives.

    Please contact us if you are interested in working with us.

    Project design, delivery and project management

    We work on bespoke projects or commissions, contact us to find out more

    Restorative Justice

    We integrate RJ practices and approaches within all our projects and work closely with experienced RJ professionals


    we work with a diverse range of poets

    Musicians & Songwriters

    We chose our musicians according to the needs of the project.


    We work with artists with a range of skills, who we use will depend on the project, and their availability.


    we can arrange author visits


    We have a team of freelance performers through partner organisations

    Emerging creatives

    We are keen to support emerging poets, performers, musicians and artists who want to start working with children and young people. Where possible we build opportunities for training and working with us into our projects.

  • projects

    current and recent work


    Delivering workshops in primary schools & secondary schools addressing positive decision making to educate children and young people in the impact of getting involved in anti-social behaviour, gangs, serious and organised crime and victim awareness.

    The Sister Gwen Appleton Charitable Trust  

    Creative Arts Workshops

    We are delighted to have been awarded funding from The Sister Gwen Appleton Charitable Trust to fun the delivery of creative arts, poetry and writing projects with women on probation.

    Family Relationships Progamme

    Child to parent violence

    Working with families

    experiencing child to parent violence in the home. New cohorts are currently being recruited in Barrow, Carlisle, Workington & Whitehaven to 2019. Please contact us for further details. Commissioned by Cumbria OPCC under Turning the Spotlight with Restorative Solutions

    your life, your choice

    Part of the serious and organised crime remit, during 2016-17 we delivered the Liberate Green programme delivered to nearly 4000 young people and adults targeted as being on the cusp of criminality and at risk of being manipulated or used by organised criminal gangs or pursuing, the path towards serious and organised crime. For more information please visit: http://liberate.strikingly.com/

    'Making Positive Choices'

    Commissioned by Preston Police 2015

    Anti-Gang and gun crime workshops delivered in 27 Primary Schools in Preston.

    Re-Write Your Story

    Restorative Music Workshops

    Youth Music funded programme delivering restorative workshops to young people in PRU's, within the criminal justice system on the cusp of criminality. For more information please visit: http://rewriteyourstory.strikingly.com/

    One to One

    Support for children and young people

    Our lead practitioner Andy Winters is a behavioural and engagement specialist who provides one to one support for children and young people disengaged from education. Please contact us for details.

    'Creative uses of RJ'

    how to use restorative practices, creatively

    Training restorative practitioners in torbay on practical uses of restorative approaches using the arts and creative engagement techniques.

    Inspiring women and girls

    creative workshops

    design and delivery of creative workshops to inspire confidence, self esteem and the realisation that everything is possible

    'Sticks and Stones'

    in partnership with AFC Fylde Community Foundation 2015/16

    Anti-Bullying Workshops delivered in 23 Primary Schools on the Fylde, Lancashire

    Three Smart Fellas

    Magic , Song and Poetry Performances

    Three Smart Fellas completed a successful run of 'Poetricks' at 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. Three Smart Fellas are managed by Resource Creatives and their productions, performances are available for schools, youth and community groups.

    Rock fm Arts College

    music, songwriting, dj-ing, presenting

    'The Backyard Project'

    Summer Arts College

    A restorative arts project with young people at lancashire YOT using Sculpture, art, music, magic, construction skills and accredited by Discover and Bronze Arts Award

    Creative Workshops

    creative journaling, songwriting, poetry, art

    We ran different workshops with diverse groups os young people  to address issues with Emotional Health and Wellbeing and Identity 


    Stand Together Against Racism S.T.A.R 

    arts workshops

    Delivery of Arts Workshops in Preston schools to illustrate commitment to the S.T.A.R Stand Together Against Racism ethos for Lancashire YPS 2015

  • resources

    We design, deliver and project manage creative issue based workshops, programmes & resources using the arts, sport and restorative approaches with children, young people, adults and families

    Issue Based Programmes

    creative issue based workshops

    We design, create, deliver and project manage issue based workshops, programmes, projects and resources and aim to embed restorative approaches and arts award into all our work. Our projects page has several examples of our work, please take a look.


    We work in partnership or on a commission basis across all sectors with children, young people, adults and practitioners in schools, statutory, voluntary, community, workplace and criminal justice sectors.

    Liberate Film

    addressing serious and organised crime

    Part of the serious and organised crime remit, supporting young people targeted as being on the cusp of criminality and at risk of being manipulated or used by organised criminal gangs or pursuing, the path towards serious and organised crime. To make referrals or for more information please visit: http://liberate.strikingly.com/

    Film Makers

    script writers and film producers

    'It's Your Life' a film about knife awareness. We have an accompanying resource, please contact us for details.

    Working with Women and Girls

    Creative workshops

    Building self esteem and confidence, exploring issues, working with families together

    Restorative Approaches and Practices

    restorative practices and approaches are embedded into all our work where possible and relevant. 

    Many of our team are restorative justice practitioners and we work in partnership with the creator of the Writing Wrongs restorative resource. www.writing-wrongs.org


    we create bespoke resources and publications

    • Liberate - tackling serious and organised crime
    • 'Sticks and Stones' - anti-bullying peer mentoring resource
    • 'Making Positive Choices' - anti-gang training resource
    • Creative Ways with RJ - resources for using Restorative Practices
    • Case Studies - resources for use with restorative approaches
    • Engagement techniques
    • Learning Styles questionnaires for creative projects
    • Arts Award resources for embedding Restorative Practices
    • 'It's Your Life'- knife crime awareness resource
    • 'stART' films:
    • - It's your Life
    • - 'Our Preston'
    • - Make it happen'
    • stART - a book of art, poetry and creative writing by young offenders


    Arts Award

    arts award centre

    Most projects, programmes and workshops we create are designed to include Arts Award.  Arts Award is open for any young person aged 5-25, please contact us for details.

    Theatre in Education

    interactive issue based performances 

    We have a range of issue based Theatre in Education productions created for children and young people i.e:

    - 'Poetricks'

    - 'Tommy Murray's War' WW1

    - Cairo Chaos learning about ancient Eygpt

    - Anti - knife and gangs

    - Anti- Bullying

    - Body Image

    - Social Networking

    Please contact us for details

    Literacy Workshops

    learning through poetry, creative writing, music and magic

    Magic Workshops

    increasing confidence, self esteem and listening skills 

    Creative Practitioner Workshops

    sharing creativity

    Twice a year we aim to run two creative practitioner workshops. We use these sessions to train on programme content, evaluate programmes, share delivery skills with each other and support emerging creatives. Follow us on twitter for details.

  • Arts and RJ 2017 book

    Resource Creatives article is on pages 45-48


  • associations and opportunities

    Team members, CPD or Volunteering opportunities

    Child to Parent Violence Programme Team


    We are inviting practitioners and emerging practitioners to contact us regarding an opportunity to join us to deliver child to parent violence programmes in Cumbria during 2017-19. Experience of working with young people or families is essential and full training in the programme will be given. Please contact Jane for further details. jane@resourcecreatives.co.uk

    Creative issue based programmes

    North West

    We support emerging artists and practitioners and are always look for bright new talent to join us and work on new and existing projects. Take a look around the site and if you think you would be interested in joining our team as a freelancer, please contact Jane for further details. jane@resourcecreatives.co.uk

    Arts Award Centre


    Where possible we embed Arts Award within our programmes at all levels from Discover to Gold, http://www.artsaward.org.uk/Please contact Jane for further details. jane@resourcecreatives.co.uk



    Jane Wignall is an Associate member of the Restorative Justice Council and abide by the Restorative Justice code of practice: https://restorativejustice.org.uk/resources/rjc-practitioner-code-practice




    Resource Creatives are an Associate members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance

  • Arts Award

    Resource Creatives are proud to support Arts Award, please contact us for details on how you can get involved

    We are an Arts Award Supporter


    We deliver all levels of Arts Award


  • contact us

    How can we help? Please send us a message below or

    Call 07970 687254 Email jane@resourcecreatives.co.uk