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 via a secure video-conferencing platform due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to resume face-to-face delivery in 2021.
Inform Plus: a ten-week course for groups of 6-10 individuals, to help prevent viewing indecent images of children.
Engage Plus: a five-week course run on a one-to-one basis, to help prevent sexual communication with children.
Download our leaflet. To discuss the course and availability, please call the confidential Stop It Now! helpline: 0808 1000 900.
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 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: runs over 10 weeks with each session lasting around two and a half hours. If you cannot 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. (costs updated January, 2017)
Engage Plus: runs over five weeks with each session lasting around two hours.
As a charity, we have to make a charge to help cover our costs. The cost to participants is £1080, payable in advance, which also covers the cost of the pre-course meeting.
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 us on our Stop It Now! helpline (0808 1000 900) or use our secure messaging service or live chat.
We have online self-help resources to help you understand your offending triggers and stop risky or illegal online behaviour. We provide confidential supoort 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.”
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