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Barriers to employment for people with different convictions

Unlock and Prison Reform Trust investigated employers attitudes to people with different conviction types. We know that people with sexual offence or arson convictions find it more difficult to secure employment. While some convictions may make someone unsuitable for certain jobs, there are many more jobs where conviction type is irrelevant. We worked with employers and others to find out what measures could increase opportunities for employment for different groups, and test the idea that stigma can be reduced by raising awareness of the facts.

Read the report: Thinking Differently, published September 2020

Read the post explaining the report published in September: Better advice and information could increase employers’ confidence in hiring people convicted of sexual offences

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