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TDI (The Derwent Initiative) is a national charity based in Newcastle and operating across the whole of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and internationally. We exist to find innovative and joined-up solutions to the problems of sexual offending and sexual harm. Our focus is on enabling non-experts to manage risk in their own day-to-day and working lives, believing that all of us can tackle sexual offending if we work together.


What we do

  • We run the Leisurewatch public-protection scheme which operates in over 150 public spaces across the UK.
  • We provide resources to promote the awareness and understanding of sexual offending and sexual harm.
  • We offer a range of training packages for individuals and organisations, with a focus on empowering those who work with, or might come into contact with, sex offenders to help them identify and manage the risks of concerning sexual behaviour.
  • We conduct research and public engagement around issues of sexual offending and sexual offending risk.
  • We offer consultancy services for those drawing up policies or plans to reduce the risk of sexual offending in their organisation or at their site.
  • We work with organisations across the private and public sectors to develop and deliver programmes of work around sexual offending on their behalf.
  • We engage with decision makers and influencers with the issues raised by sex offending.
  • We work with legislative and regulatory bodies both at home and overseas to share best practice and develop policy.
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