Civil service to “ban the box”

Yesterday, we featured news on Unlock’s main website that the Civil Service  have committed to ‘banning the box’

We welcome David Cameron’s commitment to the Ban the Box campaign and changing the recruitment practice of the Civil Service towards people with convictions.

The Civil Service is a significant employer and this news is a welcome boost to the employment prospects of the millions of people with a criminal record.

There’s no reason why any role should be closed off to banning the box and we look forward to ensuring that the Civil Service implement the Prime Minister’s commitment alongside a number of other measures to make it a fairer and more inclusive employer towards people with convictions.

We work closely with employers to encourage them to recruit people with convictions and deal with criminal records fairly. We look forward to working with Government, alongside BITC and others, to encourage more employers to take this proactive approach in removing the barriers people with convictions face when looking for work.

 

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Christopher Stacey