PCC to host annual business summit
This year's event will not only focus on police finance and new
ways for businesses to report crimes more quickly, but will also
look at how organisations can ensure ex-offenders are able to find
a job, stay in work and grow the economy.
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner wants businesses
to harness the often untapped potential of people who have served
their time after committing an offence.
This is not just about the principle of giving people a second
chance, but also ensuring businesses don't lose out on often
qualified and hardworking individuals who want to contribute to
society once again.
The hope is that employers will leave the Summit with a better
understanding of how they can join a growing movement of
organisations who realise that ex-offenders can offer substantial
The PCC is keen we ensure there aren't any unnecessary barriers
which are blocking recruitment and contributing to the skills gap
in our region.
The key note speaker will be Dominic Headley - formerly a legal
officer at Nacro, a leading social justice charity. Dominic is
considered one of the foremost experts in the UK on dealing with
criminal records policy. He is author of the publication
'Recruiting safely and fairly: a practical guide to employing
Dominic has also delivered legal briefings on inclusive
recruitment at roadshows in cities across England and Wales with
leading global law firm Eversheds Sutherland.
He is a founding member and endorser of the Ban the Box campaign
which led to the law change stopping organisations requiring job
applicants to state whether they have been convicted of a criminal
The Summit will also have presentations on West Midlands Police
new ways of Public Contact and digital reporting platform which has
been customised for business crime reporting.
Mark Kenyon, Chief Finance Officer will outline the policing
budget and precept for 2019-2020.
This event is for all businesses in the region interested in
having a social impact as an employer. It is suitable for
businesses wanting to efficiently report business crime to West
Midlands Police and track its progress and it is the event at which
you are able to ask questions on how your police are funded.
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