WHAT IS NOTA?
NOTA is the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse, and is a registered charity. Inaugurated as a National Organisation in 1991, NOTA grew from a regional network in the North West of England. Membership is open to any professional whose work concerns intervention with sexually aggressive individuals regardless of their age, race, gender or sexual preference. With a growing multi-disciplinary membership comprised of practitioners, managers and policy makers from the public, private and voluntary sectors, NOTA is able to bring a wide variety of perspectives to intervention with sexual aggressors.
NOTA is a charity committed to the prevention of all forms of sexual violence, abuse and sexual exploitation. Its mission is to reduce victimisation through the development of policy and practice with children and adults with harmful sexual behaviours, their families and communities. NOTA provides education, training and research to professionals in the UK and Ireland. NOTA influences public policy by offering advice and by promoting change in government, professional agencies, the media and wider society.
WHAT DOES NOTA DO?
- Providing a support network for professionals involved in work with, or related to, sexual offending through the national organisation and local branch events
- Publishing NOTA News, a regular newsletter of articles, information, news and book reviews
- Publishing a tri-annual Journal of Sexual Aggression jointly with international publishing house Taylor and Francis
- Developing and extending professional knowledge of sexual aggression, assessment and treatment methods and policy development.
- Initiating, supporting and disseminating research conducted by NOTA members and others
- Contributing to practice and policy development, nationally and regionally, through drafting and publishing guidance
- Organising an annual international professional conference
- Promoting high quality national and regional training events
- Publishing briefings and occasional papers on Policy and Practice