Has an employer wrongly checked your official criminal record? – Get in touch

As part of our Fair Access to Employment project we’re looking for examples of employers who have carried out inappropriate levels of criminal record checks. We’re gathering this information to feed into our legal strategy which aims to put an end to unlawful criminal record checks. We’re especially keen to hear from anyone who believes […]

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Ongoing investigations or pending prosecutions – should you disclose to an employer?

Do you have any convictions or conditional cautions which are currently unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, any criminal charges pending or any ongoing police investigations?” [Example taken from a national retailers online application form] The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and the filtering rules which came into effect in 2013 (updated in November […]

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Monthly summary – July 2021

Welcome to our monthly summary for July 2021. This provides a summary of: the latest updates to our self-help information site for people with convictions recent posts to our online magazine, theRecord discussions on our online forum other news and developments that might be of interest to people with a criminal record Have you stumbled […]

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Working in the healthcare sector with a criminal record

Approximately 1 in 10 of the working population work in the health and social care sector with the NHS being the biggest employer in the UK with 1.7 million staff. With increasing pressure on the NHS and a constant demand for more skilled workers, maybe a career in healthcare is something you are considering? Individuals […]

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Monthly summary – March 2021

Welcome to our monthly summary for March 2021. This provides a summary of: the latest updates to our self-help information site for people with convictions recent posts to our online magazine, theRecord discussions on our online forum other news and developments that might be of interest to people with a criminal record Have you stumbled […]

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Applying for a job with probation? Do you know what you need to disclose?

People with criminal records are often keen to use their experience to help others in prison or on probation. Lived experience of the criminal justice system is now recognised as an asset by many employers in the sector – including Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). Last year they published the Probation Workforce Strategy […]

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Sexual offence convictions: what you need to know

From March 2013 to March 2020, the number of sexual offences recorded by police forces in England and Wales almost tripled with 154,113 recorded between April 2019 and March 2020. Being accused, charged and possibly convicted of a sexual offence will often leave individuals feeling ashamed, victimised and very alone and the stigma behind these […]

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Monthly summary – January 2021

Welcome to our monthly summary for January 2021. This provides a summary of: the latest updates to our self-help information site for people with convictions recent posts to our online magazine, theRecord discussions on our online forum other news and developments that might be of interest to people with a criminal record. Have you stumbled […]

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