More than 11 million people in the UK have criminal conviction. The biggest influencing factor in reducing re-offending is employment.

The following organisations have signed-up to Ban the Box

Organisations signed up to Ban the Box in Northern Ireland have so far positively impacted available opportunities for people with convictions, covering 50,334 roles, where the risk of unfair discrimination is significantly reduced.


The Ban the Box Steering Group oversees and helps drive the campaign. It meets quarterly. We are currently seeking representatives from the Retail and Hospitality sectors. To find out more, contact Sara Neilson.

We are very grateful to our funders the Department of Justice and Northstone, who are helping us launch Ban the Box in NI. We’re working with support from NIACRO and Equality Commission for NI to develop this exciting campaign.