Referrals and Cost
We accept referrals from anyone who is concerned about their behaviour or someone else’s. Please either message us using our online form or ring us on 01904 630911 and we will be able to advise you on criteria and process and send you a referral form if required. We cannot guarantee a Circle until a full assessment of need and eligibility is undertaken by one of our Coordinators.
Although Circles are run by volunteers there are still a costs attached. A circle is intensive support for 12-18 months, take a lot of planning and then requires supervision and support.
We currently have a variety of funding streams. You/your client may be eligible for one of these. We also have some matched funding and are actively building a bursary with the aim that cost is not a barrier to changing lives.
The precise cost of a Circle depends on the circumstances, and at the time of writing the sources of funding are so various that it is best to contact us so we can discuss it with you directly.
Duration and Cost
Please contact us to discuss cost and to see if you/your client is eligible to access our funded interventions.
Assessment = 1 session at £50
Motivation/1:1 prep sessions = up to 12 sessions £1,200
Circle meetings = up to 40 sessions £8,000
• Reduces risk of re-offending.
• The service encourages a multi-agency response to reducing sexual harm: Professionals involved are invited to attend regular review meetings with the service user, volunteers and circle coordinator.
• Service users are held accountable for their actions within circle meetings. Any areas of concern are shared with all professionals involved.
• Volunteers act as pro-social models in showing the service user how appropriate adult relationships are built. Service users are then supported to utilise these new skills and build their social network, reducing isolation.
• Support with personal development i.e. problem solving, building confidence and motivation.
• Recognition and responsibility of the offence and both emotional and practical impact on their lives.
• Signposting to relevant services e.g. counselling, addiction services, housing support service.
• Support and assistance with any relevant practical tasks, for example completing job applications, preparing for disclosure of offence and interviews.
• Help to develop life skills including time skills, budgeting, constructive use of leisure time, good diet and hygiene.
• Re-integrated back into the community