Circles South East is an award-winning community initiative which works alongside police and probation, supporting, monitoring and maintaining registered sexual offenders living in the local community.
Volunteers are required to work as part of a small group supporting and monitoring one registered sexual offender (Core Member) living in the local community. Groups meet on a weekly basis to assist the Core Member with issues such as relapse prevention, confidence building, community integration and employment. Volunteers are also required to monitor the Core Member's attitudes and behaviour and feed back any areas of concern to their Coordinator. Volunteers are responsible for taking minutes of meetings on a rota basis and play an important role in the on-going risk assessment and management of the individual they support.
No specific experience is required as full training is provided. We do ask, however, that our volunteers are committed, reliable individuals with good organisational and communication skills and a great deal of common sense. Volunteers need to have the ability to combine an empathic approach whilst maintaining firm boundaries.
Due to the nature of our work all volunteers must be over the age of 18, be resident in the local area all year round and be able to commit for a minimum of 18 months.
Contact us by clicking on the appropriate button under the 'I would like to volunteer' label at the top right hand side of this page if you would like to find out more.
(Ash, Cranleigh, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere)
(Surrey VCs - Ash, Cranleigh, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford & Haslemere)
The object of the charity is to relieve the needs and promote the rehabilitation, treatment, education and care of persons who have committed, or who are likely to commit offences, particularly sexual offenses, against others, and the families of such persons and others affected by such offences.