New dates announced for our popular Advising with Conviction workshops – book now!

by / Tuesday, 11 October 2016 / Published in Latest, News & Media, News for practitioners








 ‘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 demand we have announced some new dates for our popular 1-day ‘Advising with Conviction‘ workshops for practitioners.

These workshops are set up so that individual practitioners can book places. Please book early  as our sessions tend to sell-out fairly quickly.

The training dates, all in London, are below:


  • 22 February 2017
  • 19 April 2017
  • 21 June 2017
  • 4 October 2017


Quick link – Book your training place online here 


To be more confident in providing accurate and effective advice and support to people with convictions on if, what, when and how to disclose

Who’s it for?

Supporting practitioners who are either advising or supporting people with convictions into employment, volunteering and education.

What does it cover? 

It provides an overview of the following areas (these can be tailored when delivered in-house)

  • About Unlock / Why is this important?
  • Types of criminal record checks and what they disclose
  • Understanding criminal records
    • How clients can find out about their criminal record
    • Establishing what’s ‘spent’ under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
    • Establishing what’s ‘filtered’ from standard and enhanced DBS checks
  • Legally, need to disclose?
  • To disclose or not to disclose?
  • When & how to disclose? [in brief]
  • The role of self-disclosure statements [in brief]


For more information about what the training covers, and for details of how to book, click here.

If you have any questions about these workshops, email or call 01622 230705 and ask to speak to Debbie Young.

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