Circles South West
To reduce sex crimes against children: we want no more victims.
Charity information: Circles South West
The suffering of children subjected to sexual abuse.
By supporting and holding to account people who have offended against children sexually.
To reduce sex offences against children.
Activities» Trained volunteers meet with offenders regularly over a long period to support them socially and psychologically to hold them to account.
What success will look like
Success will be measured by comparison of any crimes committed by offenders supported by Circles with crimes committed by offenders not supported by Circles.
A reduction in the crimes committed by people convicted of offending sexually against children.
That offenders commit further offences in spite of being supported by Circles. The work of Circles is overseen closely by trained criminal justice professionals who review the effect of Circles regularly by meeting with the members of each Circle together and individually. The activity of Circles is monitored and supervised by a national body, Circles UK, which is responsible to the Ministry of Justice.
Through our comprehensive annual report which analyses the activity of Circles South West and what the charity has achieved and accounts financially for the use of all funds received.
Budget - Project Cost: £181,623Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £104,340 Coordinators Costs of managing 18 circles per year £36,900 Circle costs Room hire and volunteers' travel expenses £10,755 Project manager Salary (part time) and pension contibution £15,990 Fundraiser Salary (part time) £13,638 Management Office, accountancy, trustees' travel
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Grants from public sector £57,856 Guaranteed Grants from private trusts £32,399 Guaranteed Donations from public £986 Guaranteed
Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall
Children, as there will be a reduction in sexual abuse of children
Because this project, Circles of Support and Accountability, has been found to be effective in the Thames Valley area, but now needs to be established in the South West of England.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Recruiting, training, supervising the Circle volunteers, and monitoring the work of the Circles.
The volunteers both support the offenders and hold them to account for any behaviour indicating that they might commit further crimes