Feb 06, 2013— read in full
Criminal records: Who can help?
There is a lot of support available for people with criminal records who want to put their past behind them.
Take a look at the following organisations that may be able to help you move on.
Apex Charitable Trust Limited
The Apex Trust aims to reduce crime by helping ex-offenders into work
It aims to improve the job prospects of people with a criminal record, work directly with offenders and provide a training and support service through a network of local centres.
Helpline: 0870 608 4567
Opening Hours: Jobcheck helpline open Mon-Fri 10-4pm
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)
The CRB is a branch of the Home Office. It is there to help organisations make safer recruitment decisions. The CRB helps employers identify candidates who may be unsuitable for certain work, especially work involving contact with children or other vulnerable members of society.
Helpline: 0870 90 90 811
National Association for the Care & Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
NACRO runs eight youth activity units which work on a range of schemes for children and young people. It also manages Safer Cities projects in locations throughout Britain, which involve young people in various ways.
NACRO has also been involved in improving neighbourhood safety for many years. Contact them for details of projects and publications in this area.
Telephone: 020 7840 6464
UNLOCK, The National Association of Reformed Offenders
UNLOCK campaigns for better facilities for serving prisoners to plan for life after release. The organisation also supports ex-offenders in leaving crime behind them and rebuilding their lives.
Telephone: 01634 247350