We’re pleased to see that the Prisons Minister, Sam Gyimah, is developing an employment strategy and exploring ways to increase the number of employers giving opportunities to people with convictions.
This is your opportunity to shape the development of government policy!
As part of the development of their strategy, the Ministry of Justice is speaking to people in prison and on probation, as well as asking employers for their views.
Alongside this, we’re keen to make sure that the Ministry of Justice hears about the experiences of people with convictions more generally in finding work. In particular, we’re keen that they hear about the barriers that people face as a direct result of their criminal record, both while serving their sentence and long-term, as well as hearing the views of people with convictions about what government could do to increase the number of employers giving opportunities to people with convictions.
So, we’ve set up an online survey which we’re keen to get as many people with convictions to respond to as possible in the short timescales we have.
The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday 16th December. At that point, the survey will close and we’ll share the results with the Ministry of Justice.
The survey should take around 5 minutes to complete, and responses will be completely anonymous and not linked to you in any way. Survey data will be shared with officials in the Ministry of Justice to inform policy development over the coming months.