Circles of Support & Accountability are a community response to high risk sex offenders who are either leaving prison or who are already living in the community. Volunteers meet together, with the ex-offender (Core Member) weekly and talk with him about his week, his risk management plan and his own plan for how to live an offence-free life. Circles work with the most risky and socially isolated sex offenders in order to reduce their loneliness and assist them to reintegrate back into the community – safely. The consequences of risky sex offenders being isolated and bullied can lead to people who need to be monitored going ‘underground’ and reoffending.
• Be over 18 years of age.
• Be committed.
• Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, a non judgemental attitude and adopt a constructive approach at all times.
• To be empathic.
• To hold a belief in restorative justice.
• To be able to manage a problem.
• Be able to lead a balanced lifestyle
• To be able to maintain strong boundaries.
• To respect the confidentiality of the Core Member and other volunteers.
• Not to express any views or use any language which is racist, sexist, homophobic or discriminatory. To not be aggressive or violent at any time.
• To work as part of a team.
ability to accept guidance and support from the Circles Co-ordinator and
other Circles East staff.
- Data Protection policy
- DBS check required
- Equal opportunities policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Suitable for under 18s
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
12 month committment required- 2 hours per week.
This opportunity is available in: Basildon Billericay and Wickford, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow
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