When Ruby’s son was arrested and charged with a criminal offence she was surprised by the lack of information that was available. Although her son’s solicitor was able to provide plenty of advice about the court case and the sentence he was likely to receive, he knew very little about the ongoing effects of a

During his time in prison, Alan had done all he could to make himself more employable upon release. Knowing that it would be extremely difficult to find work with a conviction which was never spent, Alan did an NVQ course in plumbing as well as attending self-employment and business start-up courses in prison. Upon release,

When he was aged 18, Nathan received a three year custodial sentence for GBH. Twenty three years later, having put his past conviction behind him, Nathan was offered a job as a court usher. He knew that he’d need a criminal record check and was surprised that after working for 5 months, he’d still not

Dan thought he had a good understanding of criminal records. He also felt that more and more employers had started to ask about criminal records which had made it harder for him to secure a job. Although his conviction was very old, Dan was also registered disabled. His disability didn’t prevent him from working, but

After his son received a prison sentence, Craig found it really difficult to find an insurance company that was able to provide him with a quote for house insurance. Even though he knew that his son’s conviction may cause him difficulties in getting a job, Craig had no idea that his son’s conviction would impact

Although Brian’s conviction for a minor offence was over 25 years ago he was still struggling to move forwards. Brian’s conviction forever worried him, it often kept him awake at night and occasionally led to periods of real despair. Over the years, the constant fear of being ‘found out’ for being a ‘bad’ person tainted

Vince is extremely hard of hearing which can make it difficult for him to communicate with people especially on the telephone. He has found the situation is made worse when he has to listen to complex information or instructions. His friends are always happy to assist him and this generally works well. Having successfully applied

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