Ex-offenders, a significant and hidden group within the workforce, have been marginalised from mainstream employment and fair and responsible policies and practices are needed when employing them. You’ll find here information on employing people with criminal records, spent convictions and the rehabilitation of offenders.

Together with Nacro, the crime reduction charity, and with the support of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), we have published guidance for employers and other organisations on safe and fair recruitment. See Recruiting safely and fairly: a practical guide to employing ex-offenders

Looking for an older report on employing ex-offenders which is no longer on the website? The full-text of all our research publications and surveys from 1999 onwards is available to CIPD members from our HR and L&D database.

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