Circles South West is an independent charity established in 2010. We work in close partnership with health, police, probation and youth offending services, uniquely providing Circles of Support and Accountability across South West England. We are the only recognised partner of the Ministry of Justice and statutory agencies/MAPPA, providing specialist support and accountability to enhance the management of people who have sexually offended in the community. Last year we coordinated 58 Circles of Support and Accountability, involving more then 200 volunteers around the region. This is more than 6400 direct volunteering hours, equivalent to £89,500 in kind.
Circles South West provides Circles of Support and Accountability, using four volunteers for each sex offender, to support and help monitor high-risk sex offenders in the community. We provide Circles for adults, young people with harmful sexual behaviour and for those with an Intellectual Disability. We also provide Circles for sexual offenders pre- release from HMP Leyhill, Channings Wood and Dartmoor.We work closely with Police and HMPPS.