A fresh start for the criminal records system

One mistake should not define someone for life. 
FairChecks is a movement calling for a fresh start to the UK’s outdated criminal records system, because everyone deserves a genuine chance to move on.

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We’re calling for reform so that the outdated and unfair criminal records system doesn’t hold people back from reaching their potential, but we need your help.
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Why we need your support

Peter's Story
Peter was convicted of Actual Bodily Harm 37 years ago, after acting in self-defence protecting a pregnant woman from assault.
Amir's Story
When he was 17, Amir was part of a group of young men who assaulted another man. Amir did not attack the man himself, but was prosecuted as part of the group and received a six-year prison sentence.
Maureen's Story
Maureen received her conviction at 21. Her younger sister was being verbally abused by a neighbour, and Maureen intervened and eventually shoved the man away.

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24hrs left to get in your application for an exciting Comms role at Working Chance. We're looking for someone articulate and empathetic to create cracking content and support our clients to tell their... stories.

https://workingchance.org/latest/Vacancy-Comms/

If only it were that easy. 1000s of people struggle to get work at all or are stuck in temp work because of a criminal record. Many won't consider hiring someone with a caution or conviction even for ... something very old or minor. Join us & call for change👇
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To understand when your conviction will stop showing up on the different levels of DBS check, first it's important to know exactly what's on your record. Find out how to get a copy of your police ... records (it's free): https://unlock.org.uk/advice/police-records/

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24hrs left to get in your application for an exciting Comms role at Working Chance. We're looking for someone articulate and empathetic to create cracking content and support our clients to tell their... stories.

https://workingchance.org/latest/Vacancy-Comms/

If only it were that easy. 1000s of people struggle to get work at all or are stuck in temp work because of a criminal record. Many won't consider hiring someone with a caution or conviction even for ... something very old or minor. Join us & call for change👇
https://fairchecks.org.uk/actions/sign-the-petition/

To understand when your conviction will stop showing up on the different levels of DBS check, first it's important to know exactly what's on your record. Find out how to get a copy of your police ... records (it's free): https://unlock.org.uk/advice/police-records/

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We’re fighting so that the outdated and unfair criminal records system doesn’t hold people back from reaching their potential, but we need your help.

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