Ban the Box

Ban the Box calls on UK employers to create a fair opportunity for ex-offenders to compete for jobs by removing the tick box from application forms and asking about criminal convictions later in the recruitment process.

Research suggests that three-quarters of employers use a criminal conviction as a reason to "skip over" an applicant. But when employers Ban the Box, they allow the candidate's skills and abilities to shine through.

Did you skip? Watch the film again to see the story in a different way.

Sign up to our next webinar, How to Ban the Box, taking place on 23 September. Alliance Boots, Freshfields and Southbank Centre will be speaking about how they changed their recruitment practises following the four step Ban the Box process

If you can't see the film, you may need to download the Adobe Flash Player. If you already Flash you may not be able to see the film because you are using IE11, find simple instructions on how to fix this.

Ban the Box at your organisation

Follow our four step process to banning the box and access our resources to help you do this.

Join our list of Ban the Box companies and publically show your support for the campaign

Add your voice

Sign the petition to call on UK employers to Ban the Box in their organisations.

And tell your friends and networks - join the conversation: #BantheBoxUK

Ban the Box employers

Join our events

Register for our free webinar: How to Ban the Box, on September 23rd.

Missed an event? Access recordings and information in our resource bank.

Find out more about our voluntary sector supporters.

Many thanks to Leo Burnett Change for their support and investment producing the Second Chance film and advertising campaign.

Ban the Box


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