We’ve just published our update for July 2017.             This months update includes: Some new information on hiring a car if you have a criminal record Updated information on complaints about probation which includes advice on complaining about Community Resolution Companies (CRC’s) A personal story on working with young and

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

At the beginning of June we took the opportunity to say a huge “thank you” to all our wonderful volunteers by holding an afternoon tea-party.       Our volunteers are worth their weight in gold. They share their time and talent without any reward, so it was important to us to acknowledge their contributions

We’ve just published our update for June 2017.             This months update includes: Some new information setting out how to apply to a court to end a court order Updated information on applying to university in particular, advice on appealing a university’s decision if you’ve been refused a place as

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

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