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

Volunteer

Who we are & what we do

Who we are

Circles South West is an independent charity established in 2010. We work in close partnership with health, police, probation and youth offending services, uniquely providing Circles of Support and Accountability across South West England. We are the only recognised partner of the Ministry of Justice and statutory agencies/MAPPA, providing specialist support and accountability to enhance the management of people who have sexually offended in the community. Last year we coordinated 58 Circles of Support and Accountability, involving more then 200 volunteers around the region. This is more than 6400 direct volunteering hours, equivalent to £89,500 in kind.

Where we work

Circles South West work across seven counties in the South West of England: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Avon, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

Most of our work takes place in the largest towns within the counties but do get in touch to find out where your nearest Circle might be.

Read more here.

* The county formerly known as Avon includes the four unitary authorities; Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire.

Our vision

Our vision is No more Victims. Circles work towards there being ‘No More Victims’ by reducing emotional loneliness; modelling appropriate adult relationships; supporting their safe integration; and holding the individual to account for their behaviour.

The Circle represents a community engaging with, rather than rejecting, someone trying to live without harming, putting local volunteers at its heart.

Our Funders

CirclesSW
CirclesSW
@GlosPCC blog well worth a read. We're proud to work in partnership with @Glos_OPCC helping prevent further #SexualAbuse by providing #CoSA for adults convicted of serious sexual crime #NoMoreVictims https://t.co/ay0od1sgLv
24 January 2020
CirclesSW
CirclesSW
A blog well worth a read. We've benefitted hugely from @phf_uk approach. We're currently working on reviewing and improving our #assetbased practice across our work with #YoungPeople. Thank you for your support and for facilitating great work #PHFYouthFund https://t.co/gMw7HyTbN2
23 January 2020
CirclesSW
CirclesSW
Also spotted, the brilliant @Worcesterdad. Delighted to welcome Mike as guest speaker at our 10 year anniversary conference in June. Watch this space! @StopItNowUK https://t.co/dFf0TulqDx
23 January 2020