First hand experience- employ with conviction – update given to Kidswell HR forum, Hereford


richard and richardKidswell Law solicitors  in Hereford invited  YSS to give  an insight  into the issue of  employing  individuals  with criminal convictions,  from YSS’s perspective, to their HR forum. Their forum is run for  local HR advisers.

Lorraine Preece, YSS CEO,  explained  about the  work of YSS including with criminal justice clients. Mark Steadman, YSS Senior keyworker, explained about his work running a weekly job club, teaching about disclosure and  the  law about  what you have to disclose.

The HR advisers heard  first hand the journey of a service user   from time in the  criminal justice system  to volunteering-  the latter being key to helping him  change his life. As an employer the  positive aspects of employing  ex-offenders  was explained.

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