Delivering circles of support and accountability to protect communities from sexual harm and sexual reoffending


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Please indicate the areas in which you able to volunteer*


Please indicate the days/times you may be available to volunteer*

  • Circles South West aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills, and potential. We welcome applications from diverse candidates. Criminal records will be taken into account for volunteering purposes. Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, having an ‘unspent conviction’ will not necessarily bar you from any volunteering opportunities. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s). As Circles South West meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered volunteering opportunities will be subject to a Criminal Record Check from the Disclosure & Barring Service before the voluntary opportunity is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions.
  • If yes, please disclose to the volunteer coordinator before proceeding.


  • PLEASE PROVIDE DETAILS OF TWO REFEREES WHO HAVE KNOWN YOU FOR MORE THAN 2 YEARS. Your PROFESSIONAL referee must be your current or most recent employer or university lecturer.Your PERSONAL referee cannot be a family member or your partner.
  • Referee 1 (Professional)

  • Referee 2 (Personal)

  • Circles South West will hold your application form securely, in accordance with our GDPR data protection policy, for the entirety of your time as a volunteer and up to one year beyond that to allow you to seek references from us. If you are unsuccessful or choose to terminate your volunteer role we shall hold your application for 6 months before it is securely destroyed.
  • The information that you have supplied will be used by Circles South West for administrative and statistical purposes and will be processed in accordance with all current Data Protection legislation. The Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Circles South West. A Privacy Notice can be found at For impartial advice on Data Protection please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 01625 545745 or visit
  • Safeguarding is Circles South West’s priority. We expect staff, volunteers and stakeholders to share this commitment.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

  • Circles South West is committed to promoting equal opportunities. You are not required to complete this section but the information you provide helps us to provide for the needs of our diverse Volunteers and ensure that our policies, practices and environment are equitable. The data collected are confidential to Circles South West and Circles UK and will be kept in compliance with the Data Protection Act.
  • Personal Details

  • If you are going through the process of gender reassignment, please tick the box that applies to your future gender.
  • Disability

  • Under the Disability Discrimination Act, a disability is defined as a physical, sensory or mental impairment which has, or had, a substantial and long-term effect on a person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.Disability is recorded on the basis of your own self-assessment.
  • If you do consider yourself to be disabled, please tick the option(s) below that best describes your disability. If you are not disabled, leave this blank.
  • Ethnic Group

  • The options reflect the 2001 Census of Population ethnicity classifications used throughout the UK and so allows comparative statistics to be derived. What is your ethnic origin? Select the most appropriate option.
  • Sexuality

  • What is your sexuality? Select the most appropriate option.
  • Employment

  • What is your employment status? Select the most appropriate option.
  • Religion or belief



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