Community Circles

Community based Circles of Support and Accountability

This project runs within the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Linconshire area with adults who have been convicted of a sexual offence who are now reintegrating back into these communities. We also run prison-based Circles and projects for young people.

Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Project

Lottery BlueIn November 2015 the Safer Living Foundation were awarded a grant from the Big Lottery to run community based Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA). CoSA is an initiative developed to assist those who have committed a sexual offence and released from prison to reintegrate back into the community without reoffending and to help them live constructive and pro-social lives.

Lincolnshire Project

In November 2015 a separate Lincolnshire project was also awarded a grant from the Big Lottery to run community based Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) within Lincolnshire. This project has been successful in running CoSAs in Lincolnshire and in October 2019 responsibility for the delivery of the Lincolnshire project was taken over by the Safer Living Foundation.

Lincolnshire CoSA also receives funding from the Lincolnshire PCC and this enables other inteventions to be run in this area. These include paired mentoring for those who have committed a sexual offence and who fit the criteria for a CoSA but do not need such long-term support, or where the support needs to be more flexible. Short term one-to-one interventions can also be offered to those for whom this type of support would be more suitable.

For more information about Circles of Support you can click here or go to the Circles UK website.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for both our adult and young people’s projects. If you are interested, click here for more information.