Prison numbers have risen to an all time high and almost a fifth of the working age adult population in the UK has a criminal conviction. But prison and sentencing does not provide the cure. With some 90% of those sentenced in England and Wales in 2011 having offended before, many people are locked in a cycle of re-offending.
Telling an employer about criminal records: a guide for (ex) offenders (pdf, 611kb)
Details of what and how (ex) offenders should tell employers about their criminal record.
Case study - Trafford Housing Trust's Clean Start
Trafford Housing Trust employs ex-offenders on six month placements.
What's the risk? Employing young adults with criminal convictions - business brief
A summary of employer-led research on managing risk when employing people with criminal convictions.
What's the risk? Employing young adults with criminal convictions - full report.
Full research report including case studies.