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Accessibility statement

Using this website

The Ministry of Justice is responsible for

Any links to job applications go to a separate application service managed by SSCL. SSCL is responsible for the accessibility of this service.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate the website using just a keyboard

 AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

About the accessibility of this website

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • sign language interpretation is not available for videos
  • some pages have poor colour contrast
  • some heading elements are not consistent
  • some text can’t be resized or zoomed to 400% correctly

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information in a different format contact us at and tell us:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF

Reporting accessibility problems 

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.

If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact giving details of the issue and any assistive technology you are using. 

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Ministry of Justice is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliance issues listed below.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Headings for job descriptions are not marked up programmatically as headings. This fails WCAG 1.3.1 A (Info and Relationships). This is due to the original source content automatically extracted from a database owned by a 3rd party.
  • Content in the accordions uses the incorrect heading level. This fails WCAG 1.3.1 A (Info and Relationships). 
  • Non-text content and focus states sometimes do not have enough contrast. This fails WCAG 1.4.11 AA (Non-text Contrast). 
  • Text placed on images and in form fields does not have enough contrast. This fails WCAG 1.4.3 AA (Contrast Minimum).
  • When users zoom to 400%, the horizontal scrollbar is not present. This fails WCAG 2.1 1.4.10 (Reflow).
  • When text is resized using browser controls this can break the site layout. This fails WCAG 2.1 1.4.4 (Resize text)
  • The layout does not appear correctly in Internet Explorer 11. This fails WCAG 2.1 1.4.10 (Reflow).

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Not applicable

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 18 December 2019. The test was carried out by the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC).

The DAC tested the website available at

You can read the full accessibility test report.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will monitor the accessibility of this website on an on-going basis and fix any accessibility reported to us.

This statement was prepared on 16 January 2020.