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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                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)    

              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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              Mainstream home and car insurers have a blanket ban on people with unspent convictions – these kinds of policies are unfair and sometimes illegal To many of the 1.2 million people convicted in court each year, it comes as a surprise to find that if they try to

Quite understandably, David Cameron’s speech on Monday was applauded for being the first one dedicated to prison reform by a Prime Minister in over 20 years. Interestingly though, as he set out his ‘agenda for a revolution in the prison system’, one of the things that caught Unlock’s attention appeared towards the end of his

This week David Cameron unveiled a raft of prison reform measures.  One of these will be  to scrap the declaration of criminal convictions in the initial application stage for civil service jobs. Responding to this announcement, Unlock’s  Christopher Stacey said: “We welcome David Camerons’ commitment to the Ban the Box campaign and in changing the recruitment practice

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We are delighted with the news that the High Court has declared the Government’s criminal records disclosure scheme  incompatible with Article 8 of the Human Rights Act. The judgment relates to the rule that anyone who has more than one conviction on their criminal record – regardless of the minor nature of the offences, how long

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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.

New electronic access to drivers’ licence details has sparked concerns that firms are misusing information about drivers’ past convictions. Motorists with a clean driving licence risk being unfairly denied car hire or cheap insurance premiums as a result of a Government-backed data-sharing project, according to experts. The Department for Transport is handing over details of

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