We are extremely delighted to announce that Bob Turney, one of Unlock’s co-founders, has joined us as a patron. Bob had served twenty years in various prisons then gone on to gain a degree in Forensic Social Work. By 1997, he was enjoying a career as a Probation
Our popular ‘criminal record disclosure’ training workshops continue with the next one taking place on 24th April 2019 We will be running courses on the following dates. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Advising with Conviction – Full-day Training Workshop Wednesday 24th April 2019 London| 9.30am – 4.45pm | From £119 per person
Today we’ve published our winter 2018/19 newsletter. The newsletter provides an update of the news at Unlock in the last three months. It’s sent to everyone who’s on our public mailing list, and we hope it’s a useful way of keeping up to date with what we’ve been up to. Read: Winter 2018/19 Newsletter Previous newsletters
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
Blog – Council sacks a woman with a criminal record that is nearly two decades old because they say she is a substantial risk to their reputation – what are the implications?
The latest blog by Christopher Stacey looks at the news this week that a council has sacked a woman with a criminal record that is nearly two decades old because she they say she is a substantial risk to their reputation. Read it here.
We’ve just published our update for December 2018. This months update includes: New information on wrongful dismissal claims which, in certain circumstances, can be used to claim damages against an employer. New information on travelling to India with a criminal record following the introduction of their e-Visa system. A
With the Christmas break almost upon us and 2018 coming to an end, it’s a good time to reflect on the last 12 months and the developments relating to criminal records. Once again it’s been an incredibly busy year for Unlock, with lots of positive news and progress to report in terms of the charity
Google settles out of court with individual who has spent conviction, in the UK’s first ‘right to be forgotten’ case involving criminal records
The problem of spent convictions appearing online is a real and significant problem for many people. Two individuals with spent convictions brought claims against Google for refusing to de-list search engine results that contained details of their now spent convictions. The cases, the first in the UK on the so-called ‘right to be forgotten’, had
We’ve just published our update for November 2018. This months update includes: New information on the Homelessness Reduction Act which came into force earlier this year. A link to the updated list of offences that will never be filtered published by the Disclosure and Barring Service A personal story about
Unlock’s Christopher Stacey talks to Joshua Rozenberg about the issues affecting those who receive criminal convictions in childhood. They also discuss the impending result of the Government’s appeal to the Supreme Court against a Court of Appeal decision which ruled that the current system of people having to declare old and minor records is unnecessary, disproportionate and
We are delighted to publish the Unlock Annual Report 2017/2018. We have achieved outstanding success at both service delivery and policy levels, reflecting the hard work and dedication of the Unlock team. The report reflects how we have helped people with convictions by: Providing direct support to individuals
Are you from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background and have a criminal record? We want to hear from you!
A criminal record can be a real obstacle in getting on in life. But what we don’t know is if people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups face additional barriers that white people don’t. Unlock is an independent charity for people with criminal records. We’re collecting evidence that will help us to better
- Unlock’s co-founder, Bob Turney, becomes a patron Posted on: Jan 9th, 2019
- Book now for our criminal record disclosure training on 24th April 2019 Posted on: Jan 9th, 2019
Our popular 'criminal record disclosure' training workshops continue…
- Winter 2018/19 Newsletter - What we've been up to Posted on: Jan 4th, 2019
Today we've published our winter 2018/19 newsletter. The…
- Some examples of people we've helped Posted on: Jan 4th, 2019
Looking back over the last couple of months, we’ve written up a few…
- Blog - Council sacks a woman with a criminal record that is nearly two decades old because they say she is a substantial risk to their reputation - what are the implications? Posted on: Dec 21st, 2018
The latest blog by Christopher Stacey looks at the news this week…