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As a leading child protection charity, the Lucy Faithfull Foundation is always keen to recruit volunteer staff who share our values and beliefs. We offer volunteering positions that not only provide individuals with the opportunity to help protect children, but also gain valuable experience within the voluntary sector.

We are dedicated to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused and by volunteering with us you can help to protect children from harm. We believe that child sexual abuse is preventable, not inevitable, and provides a unique set of services which enhance community protection against child sexual abuse.

Below you will find the volunteering opportunities we currently have available.

Please do check back on a regular basis for new postings.

Circles of Support and Accountability Volunteers - West Midlands

Circles of Support and Accountability are designed to protect children from sexual abuse by preventing reoffending. A ‘Circle’ of volunteers from the local community is formed around an ex offender on his release from prison (known as the Core Member). They aim to address the safety concerns of the community, whilst giving support, encouragement and friendship to the core member in order to prevent re-offending.

As a Circles volunteer, you will work with 4-6 other volunteers, offering support to an ex-offender to help them reintegrate into the community and live an offence free life. You will be working alongside police officers, probation staff and treatment experts to help keep children safe. Research demonstrates that isolation and loneliness are linked to an increased risk of re-offending – and this scheme provides ex-offenders with a support and advice system that helps prevent future offending and protects children from harm.

• All Circles volunteers receive full training and continuing support throughout the programme.
• You must be over 21 and be prepared to make a commitment to the project for at least 12 months.

In the first instance, volunteers would need to commit to 4-6 hours a week although this is likely to diminish over time. 

For further information on Circles, visit the website www.circles-uk.org.uk or for an informal discussion please call Steve Davies on 07943 805263. 

Further Information

To request an application pack for any of the positions above please contact:
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation
Bordesley Hall
The Holloway
Alvechurch
Birmingham  B48 7QA
Tel: 01572 591922
Fax: 01527 591924
email: bordesley@lucyfaithfull.org.uk