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FairChecks is a movement calling for a fresh start to the UK’s outdated criminal records system, because everyone deserves a genuine chance to move on.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We’re calling for reform so that the outdated and unfair criminal records system doesn’t hold people back from reaching their potential, but we need your help.
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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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A criminal record should not hold anyone back from fulfilling their potential & giving back. 1 in 6 people in England & Wales have criminal record. People with lived experience would enrich ...magistracy & improve diversity. To advocate for fairer checks join http://www.fairchecks.org.uk

More coverage of the UK's unfair criminal record system in the @guardian, with readers writing in with their thoughts, including some @FairChecks supporters

...https://www.theguardian.com/law/2022/jun/23/a-criminal-record-should-not-be-a-life-sentence

More coverage of the UK's unfair criminal record system in the @guardian, with readers writing in with their thoughts, including some @FairChecks supporters

...https://www.theguardian.com/law/2022/jun/23/a-criminal-record-should-not-be-a-life-sentence

Twitter

A criminal record should not hold anyone back from fulfilling their potential & giving back. 1 in 6 people in England & Wales have criminal record. People with lived experience would enrich ...magistracy & improve diversity. To advocate for fairer checks join http://www.fairchecks.org.uk

More coverage of the UK's unfair criminal record system in the @guardian, with readers writing in with their thoughts, including some @FairChecks supporters

...https://www.theguardian.com/law/2022/jun/23/a-criminal-record-should-not-be-a-life-sentence

More coverage of the UK's unfair criminal record system in the @guardian, with readers writing in with their thoughts, including some @FairChecks supporters

...https://www.theguardian.com/law/2022/jun/23/a-criminal-record-should-not-be-a-life-sentence

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