Ministry of Justice policy paper: Education and Employment Strategy 2018

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Not only are many ex-offenders often unprepared for employment on release in terms of their skills and training, but there remains a stigma among some  employers about hiring people with a criminal conviction.

The ministry of Justice have launched a May 2018 strategy (pdf) to help adult prisoners develop their learning and skills and secure and sustain employment after they leave custody.

Everyday Equality: Challenging Discrimination in Welfare Benefits

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Jo Chimes, Everyday Equality project lead, shares her thoughts on our recent conference, Everyday Equality: challenging discrimination in welfare benefits.

During our Everyday Equality conference in London on 10 May 2018,  we launched our online handbook Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice. At the event, we heard many brilliant insights about the challenges and opportunities of using equality rights in welfare benefits advice.

Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham report: Modern Slavery – The UK picture

As one of the major challenges facing us today…we need to know everything we can about the scale, causes, and consequences of modern slavery, and strategies to combat it.

This is from the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland OBE.

In partnership with the University of Nottingham Rights Lab, Kevin Hyland has released an April 2018 report (pdf) on modern slavery.

Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law article: Socio-Economic Equality Duties and the Pupil Premium

Traditionally, equality law was seen as inappropriate to address socio economic inequality. But in the last decade, a growing number of equality duties have been introduced to address this persistent form of inequality. There is, however, little research on the principles that underpin these duties.

This is according to the March 2018 article by Dr David Barrett, which seeks to address this gap through the use of data from interviews conducted with primary school personnel implementing the pupil premium.