Renfrewshire Council

People with Criminal Convictions

Our Invest in Renfrewshire team has advisors dedicated to supporting people with criminal convictions and helping them to move back into employment.

Research shows that people who find employment on leaving prison are less likely to reoffend - and that benefits our whole community.

We work with  local prisons to identify those approaching release, and start working with them prior to their release date. We also work closely with the Community Payback Team to ensure that those with Community Payback Orders complete the hours handed down at sentencing.

Specific training courses are available for this group of clients as well as ongoing support sessions delivered by our staff.

Clients are supported in disclosing their convictions by writing a disclosure letter with our assistance. We are also able to identify when a conviction needs to be disclosed in relation to any particular job role.

If you'd like to know more, call us on 0300 300 1180 to speak to Fraser McKinlay or send an email to