News from the network
News from the Community Engagement and Partnership Working with Sexual Offenders International Network.
Developing good community engagement and partnership working - Australia
Media and social engagement around sex offenders and their management conference - Canada
The second network conference was held at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, West 5th Campus, Hamilton, Canada, on 2 April 2015. The conference was geared towards professionals working with policy, treatment, and supervision of individuals who have committed a sexual offence.
The Keynote Speakers were Professor Hazel Kemshall (De Montford University, Leicester, UK) and Liam E Marshall PhD, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Ontario, Canada.
The importance of effective evidence based policy and practice in sex offender work conference
The network conference, held at UWE in the Exhibition and Conference Centre on 4 December was attended by over 60 delegates from across a range of institutions such as, Police Forces, Government offices and associated institutions.
UK launch of book
'Responding to sexual offending , Perceptions, Risk Management and Public Protection' has now been released in the UK . The book was launched on the 3 December in conjunction with the conference, 'The importance of effective evidence based policy and practice in sex offender work' that was held at UWE Bristol on 4 December.
CoSA Research and Evaluation Seminar
UWE and Circles UK hosted a research and evaluation seminar which aimed to examine the evidence base for Circles of Support and Accountability in the UK. It brought together key researchers in the field to discuss the existing evidence base, the best methodologies to use and where research relating CoSA could, and possibly should, move in the future.