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Reports, Articles & Policies

This is a selection of reports, evaluations, articles and videos relating to the work of Circles South East and the Circles project as a whole. There is understandably a lot of media interest in the Circles method, and in particular the role and motivation of volunteers involved with the scheme. Not all media opinion is positive but this is a selection that we think is interesting and informative. Please click to view

Journals and Evaluations to Download

Articles of Interest

Why I became a sex offender and started raping women
When it comes to rape, much of the focus is still on the victim’s behaviour – but what we should be asking is, why do sex offenders do it? A convicted rapist tells his story…

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What should we do about paedophiles?
They have committed unspeakable crimes that demand harsh punishment. But most will eventually be set free. Are we prepared to support efforts to rehabilitate them?…

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Sexual Abuse: Letting Communities Heal Themselves
Dom is a qualified Probation Officer, with ten years’ experience specialising in group-work. He has a background in the assessment and treatment of men who commit sexually abusive behaviour…

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Sky News special report: Inside the ‘Circle’

Sky’s Adele Robinson examines the charity ‘Circles’ which uses volunteers to help rehabilitate convicted sex offenders.

Circles South East Policies

Safeguarding and Protection from Abuse Policy

Circles South East Whistleblowing Policy

Volunteer Privacy Notice

Service User Privacy Notice

Anti-Bribery Policy

Circles South East Complaints Procedure

Full Volunteers Policies and Procedures