False Economy?

Withdrawal by National Probation Service of Funding for Circles of Support and Accountability

Click HERE for article by John Samuels QC

Sky News Documentary

Sky News Documentary on Circles broadcast 17th April 2019. Winner of the Criminal Justice Alliance Outstanding Journalism Award for 2019. Watch it HERE

New Circles UK Blog

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Circles volunteers

We are recruiting for volunteers to deliver our Circles of Support and Accountability throughout England and Wales. These Circles help prevent further victims of sexual abuse as they help those who have caused sexual harm to take responsibility for their actions and to make positive changes in their lives. The following link will give you more information:  https://www.circles-uk-volunteers.org/

On discussion with the BBC Radio 4 Charity appeal team, it has been decided to postpone the scheduled Radio 4 Appeal on Sunday 4th November until a more suitable time. The shared concern is that given the volume of current public anger and disquiet around recent high-profile revelations of abuse, the essential message that Circles of Support and Accountability are about the prevention of further sexual abuse may not be heard as clearly as we want it to be.

Circles UK’s Stephen Hanvey and Chris Wilson will be in the Netherlands on 29th October to speak at the first ever European Circles Conference, at which, delegates will be attending from nine different countries. 


The evaluation of Circles delivered across four Projects funded by the Cabinet Office Rehabilitation Social Action Fund has been completed.  A summary of the findings is available here, or contact Circles UK for the full report.

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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
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