Jared arrived at Medway after receiving a custodial sentence for attempted robbery.

When he became eligible for temporary release, Nacro’s resettlement service worked to help him get onto an Employability course and later to get work experience at a local charity. Despite Nacro’s resettlement brokers advocating on his behalf, there were concerns about Jared breaching the terms of his Temporary Licence, and after a second instance, he was no longer able to access temporary release opportunities, including work experience. This also meant he couldn’t attend his tests to get his CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card, which is mandatory for anyone working in the construction industry.

He became demotivated and his performance at the centre was affected.

Towards the end of his time at Medway, Nacro was informed that a family friend wanted to employ Jared, as long as he had a CSCS card.

Resettlement brokers again advocated on his behalf, so that the Temporary Release Board would allow him the opportunity to sit the CSCS course. Thanks to this, Jared was allowed temporary release to sit both his tests.

Nacro resettlement brokers organised one-to-one CSCS revision sessions which were incorporated into his weekly timetable. As Nacro agreed to fund his training, he was able to secure a place on a local Health & Safety Awareness course. We also liaised with the Construction Industry Training Board and the prison so that Jared had an acceptable form of ID required to sit the tests.

Jared successfully passed his CSCS tests and was able to register for his card, which meant he was able to accept a job with his family friend’s construction company when he was released.