FairChecks at the House of Lords

FairChecks at the House of Lords

FairChecks was recently at the House of Lords for a parliamentary reception hosted by Lord Hastings. The reception, organised in collaboration with the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice and Impact & Influence, aimed to introduce FairChecks to a wider audience of businesses and parliamentarians.

Photograph by Heather Chuter

More than 80 guests from across government, business, and the FairChecks community attended the event, including MPs and civil servants responsible for criminal records policy.

Attendees heard from speakers including Lord Hastings and Ash Prashar who are committed to reforming what shows up on criminal record checks, so that people who’ve served their sentence can move on.

MPs show up for change

MPs from all major parties were in attendance, included Janet Daby (Labour), Marsha de Cordova (Labour), Alistair Carmichael (Lib Dem), and Anthony Mangnall (Conservatives). 

In recent months, FairChecks supporters have been seeking meetings with their MP to share their experience and discuss the need for change. If you would like to speak with your MP about reforming criminal records policy, find out how here or email us at fairchecks@transformjustice.org.uk

Photograph by Heather Chuter

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