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Offered by:
Safer Living Foundation
 
Location(s): Aspley, Basford, Berridge, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Castle, Clifton East, Clifton West, Dales, Hyson Green and Arboretum, Leen Valley, Lenton and Wollaton East, Mapperley, Meadows, Radford, Sherwood, St Ann's, Wollaton West, Outside of Nottingham City
 
Address where volunteering takes place: Around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Nottingham  

How many places are on offer?

4

Purpose of Role:

The Safer Living Foundation are looking for volunteers from all walks of life and various backgrounds. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, must be able to maintain firm boundaries and be emotionally mature.


Role Description:

The Safer Living Foundation are looking for volunteers from all walks of life and various backgrounds. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, must be able to maintain firm boundaries and be emotionally mature.

The Safer Living Foundation are currently running a number of different models of CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) and there are Circle Volunteer opportunities available for all models:

Prison-based CoSA: Working with an adult offender at HMP Whatton for up to 3 months prior to their release and then continuing to support them once released into the community for up to 18 months.

Community-based CoSA: Working with an adult offender who has already been released from custody and is currently residing in either Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire. The Circle will run for approximately 12 months.

Young People's CoSA: Working with a young person who has problematic sexual behaviour. Volunteers will be expected to work creatively with these young people to build on their strengths, interests and hobbies. The Circle will run for between 12-18 months.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To contribute to the overall aim of preventing further victims of sexual abuse by running rehabilitation projects for convicted and potential sexual offenders at risk of sexual offending.
- To sit as one of the 3-5 community volunteers on a Circle of Support and Accountability.
- To allow all members of the Circle to have their say and actively listen.
- To treat all Circle members at the meetings with respect, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion or disability.
- To find ways to help the Core Member re-integrate back into the community - this may include help finding employment, help with independent living skills, help accessing community activities, help finding appropriate housing, help with benefits etc.
- To assist Core Members in recognising patterns of thought and behaviour that could lead them into (re)offending.

 
Skills and Qualifications:

- Open-minded and an ability and strong commitment to work without prejudice with people of different ages, ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds
- Good common sense and realistic expectations
- Good boundaries
- Self-awareness
- Comfortable with ow

 
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Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:

18+

 
Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
 
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
 
How long before volunteer can expect a response?
How long to complete training and recruitment?
 
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? Yes
 

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