Earlier today our co-director, Christopher Stacey, gave evidence to the Justice Committee’s inquiry into the disclosure of youth criminal records. You can watch the session here or below.   More information Posts about our work on youth criminal records can be found here. The specific details of the inquiry are here There are more general

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Published by the Department for Work and Pensions in partnership with Business in the Community, the guide, Strengthening your workforce with talent from disadvantaged groups, comes after high demand from the business world for more help and support for employers to become inclusive. Part of the See Potential campaign, it’s already been welcomed by the

In a detailed report published today, the Law Commission has recommended a wider review of the criminal record disclosure system. In the most comprehensive operational assessment of the DBS filtering process to date, their conclusion is that: “Given the vast array and magnitude of the problems identified by our provisional assessment of the disclosure system

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We’d like to thank Go Displays for kindly donating a banner stand to Unlock. Go Displays, manufacturers of Banner Stands, provided us with a free Switch Banner We’re using this stand to raise awareness of Recruit!, our new website for employers.

We’re delighted to announce that Christopher Stacey, Unlock’s co-director, has been highly commended as best senior leader in the Social CEOs awards. You can follow Chris on Twitter at @chrisstacey.

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We’d like to thank Display Wizard for kindly donating a banner stand to our charity. We use stands like this when we go to events for people with convictions, like resettlement fairs in prisons and probation areas. We also use them when we go to events with employers and recruiters. This stand will help us to

Building on our call for our supporters to submit evidence to the Public Bill Committee on the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill, today we’ve published the submission we made in partnership with Clinks and Prison Reform Trust. Download: Submission by Unlock, Clinks and PRT

On the day that Unlock attended the The High Court to support a  legal challenge to the governments criminal records disclosure scheme, Chris Stacey talks to Radio 5 Live about criminal record checks and the impact they can have. You can listen to the programme here ( 48 minutes in and available until 6th January

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Charities working with offenders say tougher disqualification rules are a ‘direct threat’ to their mission, and could see 50,000 people automatically banned from being trustees. Unlock comments in this Third Sector article, click here to read it in full.

Click here to read an article about Unlock and the work that we do which was published in the Kent Messenger.

We’ve published a roundup of recent articles that have been posted on theRec0rd, our online magazine for and by people with convictions. Read the summary of new posts here.

Today the Government has responded to the Joint Committee report on changes to the disqualification of trustee – their response can be downloaded here.

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