Inclusion & diversity

The latest stories with this tag from the City & Guilds Foundation and our networks.

Break the System: Problems around technology in the criminal justice system

Break the System: Problems around technology in the criminal justice system

In prisons, access to technology is severely restricted. This is supposedly for safety and security reasons. But what does that mean for people in and leaving prison? They can be totally cut off, not only from events in the outside world, but also from skills and knowledge that could be essential to them. People leaving prison may be years behind when it comes to understanding the rapidly changing world of tech and digital tools. This can have massive implications to them finding a job and...

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Hiring ex-offenders – why you’ll never look back

Hiring ex-offenders – why you’ll never look back

Deciding to hire ex-offenders might feel brave, but it opens up a vast new talent pool and can dramatically cut reoffending rates — which currently cost the UK £18bn a year. Hiring people with convictions brings greater diversity and customer engagement – according to Ministry of Justice data, 92% of firms that employ ex-offenders report that it has enhanced their reputation, ultimately leading to more contracts. Join us for a 90-minute webinar on Tuesday 23 November 2021 (10:00 - 11:30) for...

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[Podcast] Inclusion & Diversity Series: Marginalised Groups – Prison Leavers

[Podcast] Inclusion & Diversity Series: Marginalised Groups – Prison Leavers

As part of the City & Guilds Foundation Inclusion and diversity events series, offering thought-provoking conversations and actionable steps to promote equal opportunities and improve inclusion and diversity in your organisation. In this episode we explored excluded groups and giving fair chances for people with lived experience of prison to gain employment. Most prison leavers want the opportunity to turn their life around. Having a job helps them stay out of prison and getting back on...

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