Supporting People with a Criminal Record

Course Details

Did you know that there are over 10.5 million people with a criminal record on the Police National Computer database, but only 8% of people that receive a conviction end up going to prison?

Yet there are over 1.2 million individuals that receive a conviction every single year. However, people with convictions are the least likely ‘disadvantaged group’ to be employed – only 12% of employers have knowingly employed a person with a conviction in the last three years.

This presents a significant challenge to anyone supporting people who have a criminal conviction.

This course is designed for any practitioner dealing with people who have a criminal record. It aims to offer advice, guidance and help for you to support them going forward, typically into education or employment. It is informative, interactive and empowering – designed to offer a level of knowledge and resources that can be used over and over again.

Participants will understand:

* Types of criminal record checks and what they tell you.

* The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

* How people can find out about their criminal record.

* When is a conviction spent.

* Standard & enhanced DBS checks.

* What do individuals need to disclose?

* Disclosing to employers

* Where to go for support, guidance and further information.

* Convictions as a USP – using the rehabilitation journey.

Tutor

The course will be delivered by Jamie Grundy. Jamie is an independent trainer, educator and researcher in the fields of criminal justice, prison education, higher education and community development. He is the Co-Director of InsideOut Support Wales, a social enterprise supporting people with convictions into education, self-employment and employment.

Previous participants have said:s

“Jamie is brilliant at what he does. It was really inspirational, happy and enthusiastic and is brilliant at making others feel good and optimistic about their futures.”

“An excellent course which was delivered extremely well.”

“Very clear and shared interesting stuff, made me realise a lot.”

“Brilliant! Really enthusiastic and want to believe in the people they are working with.”

“It has got me thinking about what I want to be doing when I get released. I thought I knew what I wanted to do, now I believe I can do better than what I originally planned for my future.”

More information

Date: Wednesday 26th June 2019

Time: 10am-3pm

Venue: Youth Cymru, Unit D Upper Boat Business Centre, Treforest, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF37 5BP

Cost: £100 per person

(please contact Youth Cymru to discuss group discounts and bespoke in-house training packages)

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.