Case study – Circles South West

This evaluation involved creation of an evaluation framework and tools to measure dynamic risk, which were implemented across the organisation.

Circles South West provides Circles of Support and Accountability to prevent further sexual abuse and work towards the vision of ‘No More Victims’. We evaluated these Circles and three pilot Circles with young people, people with learning disabilities and those currently in prison. The evaluation involved creation of an evaluation framework and tools to measure dynamic risk which were implemented across the organisation.

Recently, the Research and Evaluation team have supported Circles South West with continued evaluation, including their programme of restorative work with young people who have sexually harmed others. Our involvement included the analysis of longitudinal data collected by all circles which aim to better understand the changes over time and risks related to sexual harm.