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Rebuilding Lives: Expertise in Ex-offender Support

Multiple Dates

180 mins


A dedicated, intensive workshop supporting frontline advisors on how to identify, support and advocate for people with a criminal past.

Whether you’re a probation officer, housing advisors, Work Coach or employment advisor this intensive half-day workshop will give you all the tools necessary to support someone with a conviction from understanding how to talk about their offence right through to calculating when they can stop disclosing to employers.

About this event

Join us for a transformative 3-hour workshop, an extension of our popular 45-minute webinar, designed specifically for Support Workers, Employment Advisors, and Work Coaches in the United Kingdom.

This in-deptha session will equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively assist individuals with criminal convictions, enhancing your professional capacity and the lives of those you support.

This will not be your typical workshop. With only 20 attendees each session we will have an engaged and interactive session designed to deepen every individual's understanding of supporting people with convictions.


Key Focus Areas:

  1. Understanding Recent DBS Rule Changes:
    Dive into the latest updates in the UK's DBS check rules, crucial for anyone mentoring ex-offenders. Learn how warnings, youth cautions, and multiple convictions are now treated differently. This understanding is essential for providing accurate guidance and support.

  2. Identification and Trust-Building:
    Gain valuable insights into identifying individuals with convictions and approaches to foster trust and openness. With legislative changes affecting a broader group, it's imperative to understand the nuances involved in these interactions.

  3. Practical Support Strategies:
    Discover hands-on techniques to assist individuals in overcoming barriers related to their convictions, focusing on reintegration into society and employment. We'll cover topics like writing disclosure letters, understanding the nuances of spent offences, and additional support resources.

  4. Effective Advocacy and Collaboration:
    Learn how to liaise effectively with external agencies and employers, emphasizing the importance of disclosure and advocacy. We'll guide you through identifying employer attitudes towards hiring individuals with convictions and navigating the conversation around convictions in various settings.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Expert Insights: Hear from mentors who have lived experiences, providing an authentic and deep understanding of the challenges faced by those with convictions.

  • Interactive Q&A: Engage with experts in real-time, addressing your specific queries and concerns.

  • Resource Kit: Receive a comprehensive digital kit, including guidelines, case studies, and the latest legislative updates.


By the conclusion of this workshop, you, as a frontline advisor, will be empowered with the essential skills, tools, and confidence to identify, support, and advocate for people with criminal convictions.


This workshop is more than just a learning experience; it's a step towards making a tangible difference in the lives of those looking to reintegrate into society and the workforce.


"Excellent presentation - Facilitator had direct lived in experience and was knowledgeable regarding subject."


"The session was absolutely brilliant. I couldn't have asked for a better session. Rik was incredibly engaging, funny and informative. I have learned a lot from the session today and know that all the key workers and management benefited immensely... I thoroughly enjoyed today's session and can't thank Rik and the Offploy team enough."


"I have a lot of prior disclosure working practice knowledge and am very comfortable with doing disclosure but found this really interesting and learnt some new facts to add to my existing ones."

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email for more information about the event. For enquiries directly related to your booking or payment please contact Eventbrite directly.

What happens if I can't make the event?

No problem. We will move your ticket onto a date that suits you.

Is there a discount for buying multiple tickets?

Booking for more than 3 people? Consider hiring us for a dedicated workshop either virtually or at your office instead! We can also offer a discount for 4 or more tickets, just send a message and we will get that applied for you.

What is your 100% refund guarantee?

If, for whatever reason, you do not feel you got any value from the event we offer a no fuss, 100% refund. Simply drop us an email after the event and we will get it issued.

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