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Skills for Justice | Skills for Justice

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Skills for Justice is to set out its vision for the future of employee skills in the justice, community safety and legal services sectors in a special event taking place this week.

Skills for Justice will host Mind the Gap: Tackling the Issue of Workforce Skills, in Sheffield on Friday March 2. This conference, which will include presentations by key speakers and themed workshops, will highlight how the organisation will work with employers to develop skills in its sectors.

Delegates at the event will:

  • Hear expert opinion on current and future skills challenges
  • Discover sustainable solutions
  • Engage key policymakers, feed into government legislation and shape the skills agenda
  • Access network opportunities (regional and sectoral)
  • Share best practice
  • Influence the work of Skills for Justice.

Skills for Justice is the sector skills council for justice, community safety (policing, fire and rescue), legal services, local government and armed forces.

In November, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills announced that the organisation had been awarded almost £5m over the next two years to co-invest with employers in a programme of work to address current and future skills needs.

Proposed activities as part of this programme include supporting employers to increase apprenticeships, developing resources to reduce business crime, enabling workplaces to develop and thrive, and helping organisations to create stronger partnerships.

Skills for Justice research manager Jon Parry said: "Over the next two years, we will work with our employers to deliver an innovative programme of work to address current and future skills needs.

"We would not be able to carry out this work without our employers. The conference will provide those employers and wider delegates with the chance to further develop ideas around workforce and business development. They will also be able to provide us with vital feedback that will inform the work we do in supporting the drive for safer communities.

"We will also be sharing the headline findings from the Skills for Justice Employer Skills Survey. The survey results are being used extensively across the business to provide the evidence and rationale for tackling the key issues raised by employers and stakeholders."

If you would like to know more information about the event, please visit the Skills for Justice website or email

To find out more about how Skills for Justice helps employers, visit

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