Circles south east has set up the system for London - and seeks volunteers

London Quakers are cooperating with Circles of Support and Accountability, a movement long supported by Friends in the UK.  Circles seek additional volunteers in the now established Circles London.  

What we do

Circles South East recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to work in the community with people who have committed sexual offences (known to us as Core Members).  In London this opportunity is in a group working with 3 or 4 other volunteers as a “Circle”. Although Circles South East in an independent charity, we work very closely with professionals from the statutory agencies who attend the Circle review sessions. Our aim is to support Core Members while at the same time enabling them to build on their relapse prevention strategies and avoid any further offending. Research is showing really promising results in reducing re-offending.

What we offer

  • A comprehensive free two day initial training programme (with accompanying manual and materials), and an annual supplementary training programme on diverse topics related to sexual offending.
  • Supervision and support from qualified and experienced staff members.
  • A unique volunteering opportunity which is both challenging and rewarding; serving both the needs of the Core Member, and community safety. We also pay expenses incurred through training and volunteering with us.

What we need

We are looking for empathic, non-judgemental individuals from all walks of life, who have an interest in community safety, and who themselves have a firm set of personal boundaries. For insurance reasons, we are not able to offer voluntary work to people under 21.

Please contact the London team on 01235 816050 or by email info@circleslondon.org.uk

 

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