This service is available to both male and female service users convicted and/or at risk of committing a sexual offence. This intervention reduces the chances of sexual offending/re-offending by reducing the service user’s social isolation, emotional loneliness and connecting them safely to the community. 2 trained volunteers who meet with the service user regularly. Service users are held to account whilst also being encouraged to identify and maintain realistic relapse prevention strategies. Service users are provided with support and practical guidance in areas such as developing social skills and finding employment. Mentors meet weekly for approximately 6 months helping the service user to build their own network so that the mentors are no longer required. All mentoring arrangements are overseen and supervised by professionally trained and supervised specialists.
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 6 sessions £720
Mentoring meetings = up to 20 sessions £3,000
• 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 coordinator.
• Service users are held accountable for their actions within 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.
• Re-integrated back into the community.
• Help to develop life skills including time skills, budgeting, constructive use of leisure time, good diet and hygiene.