Taking a brave step

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A CODE of practice has been launched to help employers in Hertfordshire ensure the process of working with ex-offenders is managed effectively.

Last week a training day was held as part of the Business in the Community Right Step project to examine the business case for employing ex-offenders.

The argument for employing ex-offenders considers that businesses could be losing out on talented workers if they exclude them because they have a criminal record.

Some 17 per cent of the UK working population has a criminal record.

For more details visit www.therightstep.co.uk