The Project commenced in 2002 as a Government Pilot Project delivering Circles of Support & Accountability in the Thames Valley area. The Project was initially managed by Quaker Peace and Social Witness a department of the Religious Society of Friends. After significant success in the Thames Valley the Project was asked by the government to develop Circles Projects in Hampshire. We have since expanded into Surrey, Sussex and Kent, and we deliver a mentoring service for offenders, non-offending partner work women, involved with partner who have abused. We also offer free counselling services for perpetrators, partners and survivors of sexual abuse.
On the 1st April 2008 the Project launched as an Independent Charity. The Project is managed by a Board of Trustees which meets regular with the Chief Executive and an Advisory Panel consisting of professionals from our Partnership Agencies
What we do:
Circles South East consists of a team of 12 specialist professionals trained to undertake individual offender assessments, provide training and advice and to recruit, train, and manage volunteers working for the charity in the community. All volunteers working for the charity receive initial and ongoing training and are professionally supervised.
Circles South East is first and foremost a Public Protection Agency working with and for the community. The Project is based on the principles of inclusion, restorative justice and bringing together the community to enhance public safety.