Circles South West talks to BBC Radio Wiltshire

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Circles South West talks to BBC Radio Wiltshire We were extremely pleased to be invited to speak on BBC Radio Wiltshire yesterday, 25th February 2020, to talk about what we do and encourage new local volunteers to join our important work in Wiltshire. Please see the following link to the full radio interview. Back to … Read more Circles South West talks to BBC Radio Wiltshire

Advice for people at risk of committing a sexual or violent offence while in social isolation

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Advice for people at risk of committing a sexual or violent offence while in social isolation In recent weeks we have all considered social distancing and the need to stay at home.  We know, however, that home is not always the safest place for everyone. Some of our previous blogs have looked at managing isolation and our wellbeing, as … Read more Advice for people at risk of committing a sexual or violent offence while in social isolation

Using Theatre to Highlight the Importance of Working with Sexual Harm Causers to Prevent Further Victims

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Using Theatre to Highlight the Importance of Working with Sexual Harm Causers to Prevent Further Victims: A Joint Venture between Circles UK and The Geese Theatre Company – Riana Taylor What did we do? Circles UK commissioned The Geese Theatre Company to create a production which illustrated the journey of a sexual harm causer[i] from … Read more Using Theatre to Highlight the Importance of Working with Sexual Harm Causers to Prevent Further Victims

Building Resilience in School Systems

Building Resilience in School Systems to Empower Staff to Respond Effectively to Children and Young People who Engage in Harmful Sexual Behaviour – Dr Jane Willis and Dr Jerricah Holder The Consultation Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS) is a NHS specialist psychological service in West Sussex, working therapeutically with children and young people who engage … Read more Building Resilience in School Systems

Attitudes research – Nottingham Trent University

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Researchers at Nottingham Trent University are conducting an anonymous survey of people who work with individuals convicted of sexual offences, looking at experiences and attitudes towards this group alongside assessments of cases involving sexual crimes. This research is important as it helps us to understand the various factors that may influence our decision-making processes, and … Read more Attitudes research – Nottingham Trent University

Clinical Forum: Sexual Harm, The Critical Few

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Friday 17th January 2020 SPS College Polmont The forum will focus on clients who could be described as being the “Critical Few”. The day will cover a range of presentations looking at the small group of offenders who pose an ongoing, long term risk of serious harm to others. As part of this we will consider and discuss factors … Read more Clinical Forum: Sexual Harm, The Critical Few

NOTA response to the House of Commons Justice Committee inquiry on Ageing prison population

NOTA has submitted a response to the Government consultation in relation to issues raised by the ageing prison population. The proportion of people in prison aged over 60 is expected to rise https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/justice-committee/news-parliament-2017/ageing-prison-population-launch-17-19/ The number of people in prison aged over 50 is projected to grow from 13,616 in June 2018, to 14,100 (3.6% increase) … Read more NOTA response to the House of Commons Justice Committee inquiry on Ageing prison population

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