Around 50% of offenders re-offend within a year. Lack of money for basic necessities can increase the risk of re-offending. The first few weeks after release from prison are critical. Many prisons offer some sort of basic financial advice to help ex-offenders navigate life on the outside but recent changes mean provision can be patchy.

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Christopher Stacey talks to  Three Counties Radio  on whether employers should be discouraged from asking about convictions at the  application stage.  This would give  applicants  the chance to be judged on their skills and abilities first and give them the opportunity to disclose their convictions, in person, at a later stage of the application process.

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Our popular ‘criminal record disclosure’ training workshops continue. We are now taking bookings for the next ‘Advising with Conviction’ one-day course on 19th April 2017 ! Update – only 3 places left – Book now! As experts on criminal record disclosure, we provide high-quality training to front-line practitioners to ensure that they have accurate and up-to-date

An article published  by Nat West suggests that one  remedy to fill the UK’s skills gap could be to hire more ex-offenders and discusses what is the best way to go about it. Christopher Stacey, co-director of Unlock, contributes to the article, stating “We know from employers that have been proactive in recruiting people with convictions that they make good employees.

Later this year, the automatic disqualification rules will be extended to cover even more criminal convictions. The new laws will automatically disqualify people with a wide range of criminal convictions from being charity trustees or senior managers. Those affected will have to resign or apply to the Charity Commission for waivers. In this Third Sector

Our popular ‘criminal record disclosure’ training workshops continue, with the next ‘Advising with Conviction’ one-day course taking place on 22 February 2017 As experts on criminal record disclosure, we provide high-quality training to front-line practitioners to ensure that they have accurate and up-to-date knowledge and skills when advising people with convictions. Book your place now What

              Christopher Stacey speaks to Three Counties Radio on why employers should be more open to employing people with convictions (Available until 14th January 2017)

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               ‘Advising with Conviction’ is a full-day workshop designed to provide front-line practitioners and advisors with a well-rounded knowledge of how to support individuals with their criminal records and disclosing them to others. This workshop is endorsed by the Probation Institute and endorsed by the Institute of Employability Professionals. Due to popular

                Unlock has spoken to BBC South East Today (no longer available online) Radio 5 live (available until 20th Oct) and Radio Kent (available until 21st) about the discrimination by employers towards people with convictions and how employers are missing out on a pool of talent by asking about an applicants criminal record on

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              Christopher Stacey speaks to BBC Three Counties Radio about the reporting of convictions online, the effect it can have and why people with convictions change their name. You can listen to the programme here  (available until 19 September 2016)    

              Our popular ‘criminal record disclosure’ training workshops continue, with the next ‘Advising with Conviction’ one-day course taking place on 22 February 2017 As experts on criminal record disclosure, we provide high-quality training to front-line practitioners to ensure that they have accurate and up-to-date knowledge and skills when advising

              Christopher  Stacey speaks to Radio Stoke about the continuing problem of old/minor convictions showing up on criminal record checks . You can listen to the programme here ( 1hr 22 minutes in and available until 10th  June 2016)

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