In Conversation with... Christopher Stacey - Unlock charity

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In this episode, Edwina talks with Christopher Stacey, Co-director of Unlock. They discuss how people often face stigma and obstacles because of their criminal record - long after they have served their sentence. Chris explains that in the UK, I in 6 people have criminal records and how the current system of criminal record checks isn’t fit for purpose - with information being shared with potential employers that isn’t relevant and with wide-spread employment practices are too often grounded in prejudice, causing significant harm to individuals trying to get on with their lives.

To find out more

Follow @unlockcharity and #FairChecks on Twitter

Explore Unlock’s website and #fairchecks movement

Resources from Unlock

Practical guidance for employers on dealing with criminal record checks

Guidelines on recruiting people with convictions

Read more about the One Small Thing charity here.

Twitter - @OSTCharity

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