What is Sycamore Tree?

An accredited programme in victim awareness and restorative justice. Sycamore Tree is a 6 week programme, addressing issues such as the impact crime has on victims, steps to address offending behaviour, restoration, forgiveness and how to move forward.

What does it cover?

  • Victim Awareness
  • Take steps to address offending behaviour
  • Restoration
  • Real life stories
  • Forgiveness
  • Take steps to move forward

What is the format?

The programme includes DVD clips, talks, group discussions, stories and workbooks. Six weekly sessions, lasting about 2 1/2 hours each. Workbooks to be completed weekly in own time.

What will it get me?

Certificates will be awarded by Gateway at Level 1 or Level 2 to those who reach the required level. The course is also approved by Ofqual.

Certificates of attendance will also be presented by Prison Fellowship on completion of the programme.

Participants need to be:

  • Available to attend all 6 sessions
  • Willing to participate in and complete the full programme
  • prepared to listen to others and take part in discussions
  • Willing to spend time between sessions completing a work-book


Extra support will be given during the course to those who may struggle with the written work.

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