The course aims to prevent further unhealthy, unwanted and inappropriate sexual behaviours. The 3 hour course raises awareness of the impact that these actions have on victims and all other people affected. Delegates are referred to Victim Support by the police after a Conditional Caution or a Community Resolution has been issued in court.
The course does not judge or embarrass individuals, and participants are not expected to talk about their offence.
People who successfully complete the course (and any other conditions set by the police) will not be prosecuted for the original offence.
The course lasts 3 hours, and the price may vary depending on the referring police force.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How is the scheme financed? And what happens to the course fee?
The Consider scheme is self-financed through the course fees paid when offenders book their course. Any excess money not required to run the courses is reinvested by Victim Support and RISE in their charity work to help victims of crime.
What does the course involve?
The course aims to educate attendees about the impact of their actions, and to help them understand the effect their behaviour has on their victims. The course does not humiliate individuals or hold them accountable.
Attendees will not be asked details of their offence, and they can take the workbook home with them.
Who delivers the course and where?
The course is accredited and delivered by RISE in partnership with Victim Support at a number of venues within the referring police force area. Please call 0345 850 0915 to find your nearest venue.
Can I fail the course?
There is no pass or fail. However, attendees must participate fully in order to complete successfully, and you must not disrupt the trainer.
What happens to the personal information I provide?
Your personal details are protected by GDPR (the General Data Protection Act 2018). If you participate in the course, you agree to your details being checked by us against our register to establish if you have completed a similar course within the last three years of this offence.
Your personal details will not at any time be made available to the public by DriveTech, or used by any other parts of the AA.