Inform Plus and engage plus - for people who have offended online
We work with people who have been arrested, cautioned or convicted for internet offences involving indecent images of children or sexual communications with children, to help them stop their behaviour.
Run by specialist staff, our courses provide an opportunity for participants to explore their offending behaviour in a structured but supportive environment, and to work out strategies for avoiding future internet offending.
All our courses are being delivered remotely through video-conferencing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to resume face-to-face delivery soon.
Inform Plus aims to help prevent viewing indecent images of children. Engage Plus aims to help prevent sexual communication with children. Both are ten-week courses for groups of 6-10 individuals.
To discuss the course and availability, please call our confidential Stop It Now! helpline (0808 1000 900) use our live chat or send us a secure email.
The courses include:
- the behavioural process involved in this type of offending
- self-management advice
- healthy relationships and disclosure
- the effects on child victims
- the impact of the behaviour on the participants and those close to them
- identifying goals for a positive future lifestyle
- information about the criminal justice system
Information shared during sessions remains confidential and won't be passed on unless:
- it raises concerns about a child at risk
- a previously unreported offence is disclosed
- it has been agreed in advance to share information about progress with other agencies
How long is the course and how much does it cost?
Inform Plus aims to help prevent viewing indecent images of children. Engage Plus aims to help prevent sexual communication with children.
Both are ten-week courses for groups of 6-10 individuals. Each session lasts around two and a half hours. If you can' attend one of our group programmes, it may be possible for us to deliver it on a one-to-one basis.
As a charity, we have to make a charge to help cover our costs. The cost to participants is £780 payable in advance. If a one-to-one programme is required, the cost is £1080. If this is beyond your means, please let us know and we will try to explore top-up funding from other sources.
Where are the courses run?
We are currently running courses through Zoom video conferencing. When possible due to Covid-19 restrictions, in-person courses are run in the South East, Avon and Somerset, the Midlands and the North. For further information about the location of these courses, or to find out whether there may be plans for a course in your area, contact our Stop It Now! helpline (0808 1000 900) or use our secure messaging service or live chat.
Help for family and friends
We also provide a programme for partners, friends and family of those who have been arrested or are under investigation for indecent images of children offences. For more details, please visit the Inform page of this site.
Case studies for courses
Read what happened when Peter started our Engage Plus course.
Read what happened when Hector started our Inform Plus course.
How we can help you
We have online self-help resources to help you understand your offending triggers and stop risky or illegal online behaviour. We provide confidential support for those who want to change how they act online for good.
WHAT PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID
“It has been difficult, gruelling yet educational and overall a wonderful course. Staff are amazing and in no small way have saved my life.”
“Thank you, it has helped me come to terms with my offending, the impact this has on both me, family, victims, friends and the wider society. I feel, although the immediate future is uncertain, I do have one.”
“It goes without saying that all the facilitators were wonderful at being able to explain themselves, listen to us & give useful feedback. Please keep helping people. I'm sorry that you need to, but finding help is hard.”
To discuss the courses, please call our confidential Stop It Now! helpline (0808 1000 900) or use our secure messaging service or live chat
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