The campaign/policy issues we are concentrating on

By Deb S - 27 Oct 16 2:17 PM

Through the support we offer to people with convictions, we learn about the difficulties that they face as a result of their criminal record when trying to move on with their lives.

In response to these problems, we identify systemic and structural issues that could be resolved through changes in policy.

The key priority issues for us currently are:

  1. Pushing for further reform of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974     - Discuss this here
  2. Challenging the DBS 'filtering' process as it doesn't go far enough     - Discuss this here
  3. Supporting and challenging employers in how they treat people with convictions     - Discuss this here
  4. Stopping unlawful/ineligible DBS checks      - Discuss this here 
  5. Improving how the Disclosure & Barring Service works for people with criminal records     - Discuss this here 
  6. Stopping the sharing of spent motoring convictions by the DVLA     - Discuss this here 
  7. Stopping the 'google-effect' for people with spent convictions     - Discuss this here 
  8. Scrapping the 'Disqualification by association' regulations that apply to primary schools and other non-domestic childcare settings     - Discuss this here 
  9. Enabling people with convictions to become trustees and run charities     - Discuss this here 
  10. Stopping enforced subject access requests     - Discuss this here 
  11. Stopping misleading questions asked by employers, insurers, housing providers and others     - Discuss this here 
  12. Promoting the fair admission policies and practices by universities and colleges     - Discuss this here 
  13. Improving support for individuals with a criminal record to secure meaningful employment     - Discuss this here 
  14. Ensuring fair treatment by insurance companies     - Discuss this here 
  15. Maintaining access to open a basic account before release from prison     - Discuss this here 
  16. Encouraging fair treatment by housing providers     - Discuss this here 

For further information about any of the about issues, click on the title.

If you've got any examples that you think may be able to assist us in our campaign/policy work, please email