Rachel initially wanted to study a social care degree at university but her conviction prevented that. She couldn’t go to college and had housing problems due to her criminal record. It took Rachel 11 years to find work because of her teenage conviction. She finally found work at the age of 30, mainly in the security industry which she hates, and has been turned away from volunteer positions at Citizen's Advice, because their insurance policy said no.
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To create a fairer criminal record disclosure system, we need the support of MPs. You can help by contacting your local MP to tell them why you feel the system is unfair and needs to change.
You can also sign our petitions to draw attention to the movement and talk to your friends and family to encourage them to take action too!
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