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‘Circles UK is doing important work with those that few care to, offering rehabilitation, support
and the potential to prevent future victimisation’.

Judges statement when Circles UK won the Criminal Justice Alliance Award for Outstanding Organisation 2019

Circles UK oversees the provision of Circles of Support and Accountability (Circles) in England and Wales. The organisation has been in existence since 2008 and in that time has significantly grown its profile, influence and reputation. As a small charity with a national and international remit, we punch far above our weight. We are highly regarded for our specialist expertise in working with perpetrators of sexual abuse and the difference we make to prevent further victims of sexual abuse. Sky News recently produced an in-depth documentary into the work of Circles which can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8Hdcz_fXQk.

We need a ‘hands-on’ Chair who can help us expand our impact and influence to the next level and ensure a sustainable financial future for ourselves as well as for the network of Circles Providers who deliver our Circles products and services. The role is unpaid, but we cover reasonable expenses and provide access to relevant development opportunities. Further information on the role and details on how to apply are contained in the application pack. If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please email the CEO, Riana Taylor at riana.taylor@circles-uk.org.uk to arrange a time for a call.

Click here to download the pack

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 13 October 2020.

All Circles Providers have put in place alternative and creative service provision where possible. The well-being of our service users (Core Members), Volunteers and Staff is paramount but we are mindful that the social distancing measures will exacerbate feelings of social isolation and exclusion already experienced by our Core Members. Circles Providers will therefore provide a virtual service where at all possible, thereby also continuing to provide an additional layer of risk management. Those Providers that are able to use digital technology have adopted some or all of the following measures:

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Latest News

Criminal Justice Alliance Award - Outstanding Organisation 2019Circles UK receives the Criminal Justice Alliance ‘Outstanding Organisation’ award for 2019’
Criminal Justice Alliance Award - Outstanding Journalism 2019Sky News correspondent and presenter Adele Robinson receives the Criminal Justice Alliance ‘Outstanding Journalism’ award for 2019, for the documentary made about Circles 'Inside the Circle' - still available to watch HERE
Circles UK Annual Review 2018-2019 Circles UK Annual Review 2018-2019

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Abbey House/Abbey Square
Reading RG1 3BE
United Kingdom
0118 950 0068


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Circles UK, as the national body for Circles Providers across England and Wales, can provide information on the availability of Circles across England and Wales and how to volunteer for our work. Circles UK itself does not provide advice or counselling. In a situation when anyone contacting us provides identifying information and raises our concerns that a child is at risk, or a criminal offence has been committed of which the police may be unaware, we will pass that information onto the appropriate agencies.

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