Why We Do It
Berwyn On Census Life
Andy Cook, Chief Executive of the Centre for Social Justice, shares his thoughts on how Census are game-changers both for “lives and for the system”.
Over 11 million people in the UK have a previous criminal conviction. We recognised that this represents a huge talent pool of people that our business, and others, can directly benefit from.
Evidence suggests that having a previous conviction hinders someone’s ability to find work, provide for their family and contribute effectively to the local economy.
The benefits of this are wide reaching, including the strengthening of family ties and a reduction in potential intergenerational offending.
Too many employers are focused on what individuals have done in the past rather than how they can contribute to their businesses moving forward.