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New Futures Network

We are a specialist part of HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) which attracts and supports employers to work with prisons in England and Wales.

We also assist prisons to create the systems and infrastructure that will result in more prison leavers securing employment, including guidance such as the Employment on release policy framework.

Register your interest to find out how we can help

Business benefits

Find talent

Around 50,000 people are released from prison each year. Many worked successfully before prison. Your business can tap into a diverse talent pool of people with a wide range of backgrounds, life experiences and skills to suit almost any sector.

Save money

Businesses that recruit and employ this way earn loyalty from offering people a second chance. Employers report people staying with them for longer than average. This reduces recruitment costs and increases staff retention.

Make a difference

An opportunity can transform not just one life but many. Each year an estimated 200,000 children had a parent in prison. Employment opportunities for those parents can make a huge difference to their families and wider communities.

Businesses agree prison leavers they employ are:*

  • Motivated (93%)
  • Trustworthy (91%)
  • Loyal (89%)
  • Reliable (88%)

*Figures are from Verian, commissioned by the Ministry of Justice. Total sample size 88 businesses that employ prison leavers. Fieldwork undertaken between 21 March – 3 April 2023. Online self-completion survey.