Ban the Box
Over 10 million people in the UK have a criminal record, yet three quarters of employers admit they would discriminate against a candidate with a criminal conviction.
By increasing employment opportunities for people with criminal convictions businesses can tap into a diverse talent pool and help to stop the cycle of reoffending.
The Government has committed to exploring a range of options to recognise or reward organisations that actively employ ex-offenders in its response to a Work and Pensions Committee report today.
The Department for Work & Pension's simple step-by-step guide to open recruitment, written in partnership with Business in the Community.
Building on their commitment to Ban the Box, international construction and support services group Interserve is supporting young offenders to gain employment on their release from HMP Brinsford through a Facilities Management Academy.
A Work and Pensions Committee report into support for ex-offenders, published today, has called for all public bodies to Ban the Box, removing the tick box on job application forms that asks about an applicant’s criminal record.
Interim findings from David Lammy review point to racial bias in the UK criminal justice system.
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