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

We are looking for an experienced registered psychologist to lead on an innovative and exciting new community based treatment intervention to prevent first time sexual offending. As the first of its kind in the UK, you will be at the cutting edge of intervention development. Joining an existing team you will take a key role in the design of an intervention for adults who self-identify as having an offence related interest or have concerns that they my commit a sexual offence. You will lead on the set up and roll out of the programme. You will already have a good grasp of the evidence base for sexual offending interventions as well as experience in delivering these. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in leading the way in prevention interventions and is excellent career development, offering both clinical and research opportunities.

You will be based in Nottinghamshire between HMP Whatton and Nottingham Trent University, with provision made for working from home as and when necessary. The post will be for 18.75 hours per week and will initially be for one year with the expectation that this will then be extended (we currently have three years funding for this post). Renewal thereafter will depend upon additional funding being received. We are happy to consider secondments.

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:                   30th June 2017

Expected date of interview:                      10th July  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.

Recovery nation is also available. It is a free self-help recovery resource for those struggling with sexual addictions or difficulty with their sexual behaviour.