Case study: Theft
Dec 13, 2011
from the write-up on bettinajung:
Theft of a teacher’s handbag at a local secondary school by a year 9 boy. Loss of £200.00 worth of belongings. Loss of trust amongst school staff. Anger of affected parties including father of wrong doer.
Conference brought together: victim, victim’s husband, wrong doer, wrong doer’s father, Head of House/ Head of School, pastoral manager.
Conference lasted 90 minutes and took 2 weeks to set up.
Set up included meetings with the pastoral manager to look at background, as well as several long phone calls to all the affected parties.
Agreement: Wrongdoer to carry out community service to repair harm caused to school. For one entire half tem four times per week 30 minutes after school. parties agreed on litter picking. Wrongdoer to act as book monitor in affected teacher’s lesson to rebuild trust. Wrongdoer to repay the difference between insurance pay out and actual financial loss at a weekly rate of 75% of pocket money. School in the meantime will reimburse teacher. Repayments to be made to school. School to set up referral to CAMHS and other external agencies to support student and family with underlying emotional issues.