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Are employers really giving ex-offenders a chance? 

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Let's Talk: Employers! Are you really giving ex-offenders a chance? Police Commissioner, David Munro is here to support you!

Biz spoke to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, David Munro on the 'Clean Sheet' initiative he has just rolled out in Surrey, with one simple purpose- to offer people with convictions the hope of a better future by finding real, permanent employment.

Biz spoke to David Munro, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey and we spoke about the 'Clean Sheet' initiative which is a registered charity with one simple purpose- to offer people with convictions the hope of a better future by finding real, permanent employment.

" We see the stigma of a prison record as unacceptable, each person deserves the chance to start again with a Clean Sheet.

We want to see people released from the cycle of re-offending, through employment and social reintegration.

Via our network of prison and agency partners and by self-referral, work-ready people with convictions become Clean Sheet Members and begin the search for work.

During this time, our teams help to build self-confidence, repair self-esteem and nurture realistic aspiration while aiding the search for employment.

Clean Sheet Employers embrace the principle of second chances and agree to actively consider our Members for vacancies, within the law, the terms of the individual’s licence and their own recruitment policy.

The Employer Directory continues to grow every month, with more employers looking past the stereotype and sharing their nationwide vacancies, at all levels, which is consistent with our Members’ diverse range of skills.

We are privileged to watch transformation happen on a regular basis and so far in 2018, we’ve supported over 200 Members into employment." - Cleansheet.org

Are you an employer who would like to give ex-offenders and their families a chance to start again? If so, you don't have to do it alone, Clean Sheet is there to support you support someone else; hear what David Munro had to say on starting this initiative in Surrey: