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Circles

No More Victims

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Yorkshire | Humberside | Lincolnshire

Circles

No More Victims

learn about us
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Yorkshire | Humberside | Lincolnshire

Circles

No More Victims

learn about us
 

99,609
sexual offences were reported 2015

Circle build safer communities by training and supporting local volunteers to work with people who have the potential to cause sexual harm.
Circles focus on proven protective factors such as minimising alienation, supporting reintegration and accountability.
Our mission is NO MORE VICTIMS

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99,609
sexual offences were reported 2015

Circle build safer communities by training and supporting local volunteers to work with people who have the potential to cause sexual harm. Circles focus on proven protective factors such as minimising alienation, supporting reintegration and accountability. Our mission is NO MORE VICTIMS

Volunteer Now
About Us

About Us

 

We work in partnership with Police, Probation and other professionals working in the field of child protection.

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Support Us

 

If you would like to support our work, please make a donation. Even small donations can make a real difference!

Volunteers

volunteers

 

Did you know that being a Circle Volunteer is extremely challenging, critical but also very rewarding work!

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MISSION STATEMENT

NO MORE VICTIMS

YHL Circles of Support and Accountability mission is "to ensure that any person, who has caused, or is at risk of causing, sexual harm, and is considered eligible for support*, will have a Circle of Support and Accountability available to work with them".

* 'eligible' means that the person has been identified as suitable, has acknowledged their past sexually harmful behaviour or potential to offend, has agreed to participate and is motivated to change this behaviour


Yorkshire, Humberside and Lincolnshire Circles of Support and Accountability is a community response to sexual harm, working in partnership with criminal justice agencies.

We aim to increase community awareness and reduce the risk of future sexual harm. We do this by recruiting and training volunteers to support and holding to account those who have acknowledged their sexually harmful thoughts or potential to offend (known as ‘Core Members’) and who are committed to safely leading responsible, non-harmful, productive lives.

Our method is a true community response to safety.

We also offer organisation training and consultancy. Please see our Training & Consultancy page for more information.


OUR VIDEO

Hear from the volunteers what Circles is really about in this 4 min video.

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Many people believe that society should lock up sex offenders and throw away the key. But that isn’t the reality: the average sentence is 5 years and 3 months. Circles of Support and Accountability work with an offender when they are released into the community to minimise their risk of causing more victims.

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Press Release - 12 April 2017

Yorkshire, Humberside and Lincolnshire Circles of Support and Accountability (YHLCOSA) supported to Transform domestic and sexual abuse sector following investment from Lloyds Bank Foundation.. » Read More



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If you would like to support our work, please make a donation. Even small donations can make a real difference!.. » Support Us


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