Prevention

The Safer Living Foundation Prevention Project

The Charity is currently scoping out the second significant charitable activity, a UK Prevention Project.

This project will provide a signposting, support and treatment service for individuals in the UK with a deviant sexual interest who are concerned that they will sexually offend but are not within the controls of the Criminal Justice System.

We are recruiting now! 

Prevention Project Treatment Manager: Safer Living Foundation - Nottinghamshire

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced person to work for the Safer Living Foundation Prevention Project in Nottinghamshire. The successful candidate will be a registered psychologist with the HCPC and will be expected to have considerable knowledge of, and experience in, delivering assessment and treatment services to adults convicted of sexual offences and a sound knowledge of the literature base.

The successful candidate will be based between HMP Whatton and Nottingham Trent University, with provision made for working from home as and when necessary. The post holder will be expected to meet with colleagues in Whatton / Nottingham Trent University at least once a week and to attend monthly team meetings plus any other team events scheduled throughout the year.

The post will be for 18.75 hours per week and will initially be for 1 year with the expectation that this will then be extended (we currently have 3 years funding for this post). Renewal thereafter will depend upon additional funding being received. We are happy to consider secondments.

The primary purpose of this post is to oversee, facilitate and manage the Prevention Project. The project is modelled on the German Dunkelfeld project (https://www.dont-offend.org/story) and will offer treatment in the community to adults who self-identify as having an offence related interest or have concerns that they my commit a sexual offence. The project will offer treatment to clients regardless of the focus of their interest (e.g. children, adults etc.).

Specific role details are outlined within the job/person specification.

Applications should be via CV with a covering letter (outlining how you meet the job requirements) to Lynn Saunders, HMP Whatton, New Lane, Whatton, NG13 9FQ and electronic copies to Lynn Saunders (c/o ku.vog.isg.spmhnull@nikeemcm.enna) and Professor Belinda Winder (ku.ca.utnnull@redniw.adnileB).

Closing date for applications:                   19th May 2017

Expected date of interview:                       2nd June 2017                        

 

Prevention Project Objectives

We want to prevent children from becoming victims of sexual abuse through the following objectives:

  • To provide a support service for individuals who are concerned that they may sexually offend with the aim of helping these individuals to manage their sexual interests and prevent potential abuse from occurring. This type of service does not currently exist in the UK.
  • To gather and use evidence-based best practice and service-user involvement which will underpin all aspects of the prevention project.

This project is currently in the scoping stages. We will continue to provide updates of our progress here.

 

If you are concerned about your own or another persons' sexual thoughts or behaviour towards children, Stop it Now is a dedicated helpline available to support people with these concerns. You can call the helpline on 0808 1000 900.