Sign up to Ban the Box - Company registration form

In signing up to Ban the Box, you’ll be joining companies like Boots, Sodexo and the entire Civil Service in giving ex-offenders a fair chance to compete for jobs. You’ll also be taking the first step to reducing reoffending through employment.


Companies that sign up to Ban the Box commit to:

  • removing any tick box from job application forms that asks about criminal convictions

  • considering applicants’ skills, experience and ability to do the job BEFORE asking about criminal convictions

  • reviewing their employment processes to ensure that when a candidate discloses a criminal conviction they are given a full opportunity to explain the situation 

  • ensuring that the circumstances of any conviction are fairly assessed against their relevance to and risk within the role before a decision is made.

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About your company

About your recruitment process

I.e. roles regulated by groups such as the FCA or those taking responsibility for children or vulnerable adults for example. A full list is available on the Disclosure and Barring Service website
If you answered yes above, please give further details.

About your commitment to Ban the Box

Please provide quotes from a senior business leader explaining why your company has banned the box.  Include both social and business reasons for taking this step if possible.

Communications process

If different to above.
If different to above.
If different to above.

By submitting this form, you agree to your company name, logo and quote being shared on the BITC website and other communications as part of the Ban the Box campaign, alongside the other employers who have signed up to Ban the Box.