We’ve just published our update for May 2017.             This months update includes: Some new information setting out details of the non-police organisations that have access to the Police National Computer An advice post which highlights the impact that an unspent conviction will have on any compensation claim made under

It’s Volunteer’s Week from the 1st to 7th June and, like many organisations across the country, we’ll be holding celebrations to say thank you to our volunteers, recognising the important contribution they make. During 2016/17 our 6 office-based volunteers provided over 3000 hours of help and support to individuals who contacted our helpline. They not

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Between April 2016 and March 2017 our disclosure calculator was used by over 50,000 people who were looking to find out if and when their caution/conviction would become spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Although we’re delighted to see so many people using the tool, it makes it even more important that we’re constantly

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We’ve just published our update for April 2017.             This months update includes: Some new information providing an overview of the Disclosure and Barring Service An advice post which sets out the criteria a delivery driver role would have to meet to make it eligible for an enhanced DBS check

Looking back over the last couple of months, we’ve written up a few examples of the people we’ve helped. We hope they give a good idea of how we help people. However, more importantly than our role, we think that these examples show how people with convictions are able to overcome some of the barriers

We’ve just published our update for March 2017.             This months update includes: Some updated information on establishing what level of check an employer can carry out with links to the new online Disclosure and Barring Service eligibility tool An advice post setting out the changes the DBS are planning

We’ve just published our update for February 2017.             This months update includes: Some updated information on getting a mortgage if you have an unspent conviction An advice post setting out the eligibility for an enhanced DBS check if you work as a contractor in a school or care home

We’ve just published our update for January 2017.             This months update includes: Some new information on working in the criminal justice sector and prison vetting A personal view on working with job centre advisors who don’t always understand the problems ex-offenders face when seeking employment Unlock’s co-founder, Bob Turney’s

We’ve just published our update for December 2016.             This months update includes: Some new information on relationships, children and dealing with social services if you have been convicted of a sexual offence A personal view on disclosing a conviction to a new partner and travelling together to Canada A

Looking back over the last couple of months, we’ve written up a few examples of the people we’ve helped. We hope they give a good idea of how we help people. However, more importantly than our role, we think that these examples show how people with convictions are able to overcome some of the barriers

We’ve just published our update for November 2016.             This months update includes: Some new information on becoming a police officer A personal view on volunteering for Unlock whilst in prison A link to discussions which have been taking place on our online forum around the ‘Google-effect’ Details of a

We’ve just published our update for October 2016.             This months update includes: Some updated information on spent and unspent convictions and employment law Details of some legal remedies which may be available to anybody affected as a result of having their spent convictions published online A personal view of

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