NO MORE VICTIMS
YHL Circles of Support and Accountability mission is "to ensure that any person, who has caused, or is at risk of causing, sexual harm, and is considered eligible for support*, will have a Circle of Support and Accountability available to work with them." Mission Statement.
Note: * 'eligible' means that the person has been identified as suitable, has acknowledged their past sexually harmful behaviour or potential to offend, has agreed to participate and is motivated to change this behaviour
Purpose & Values
Core members are men or women who have recognised their potential to cause sexual harm but are committed to not offending. Community integration has been proven to be a very effective protective factor.
A person may feel isolated and fearful and in need of practical support; for example in finding work or managing their money. They may also struggle to build a full and meaningful life whilst managing their on-going and potentially risky behaviour.
Circles work in partnership with the Police, Probation, local Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements and other professionals working in the field of child protection. Circles has at its heart the aim to prevent sexual abuse, working with the objective of no more victims.
What would you rather have - someone with a Circle around them to keep them accountable or someone who's free to do what they like unchecked
Circles do this by
Helping a Core Member to integrate responsibly into the community
Acting as a support and safety mechanism for both core member and the community
Enhancing public safety when there is a perceived element of risk
Six key values of Circles have been identified:
Yorkshire and Humberside Circles of Support & Accountability. Registered Charity No. 1131916. Operating as a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 070196480