Here we set out the key issues we’re focusing on as part of our policy and campaign work.
Separately, we’ve set out our priorities for government.
Ban the Box – Unlock co-founded the campaign in 2013, calling on employers to remove questions about criminal records from application forms. This might mean asking later on, or realising that asking isn’t necessary at all. Ban the Box links with our fair access to employment project. We also have a section about this on our website for employers.
Other areas of interest
We get involved in other areas of policy where there is a link to our work. Although we don’t have dedicated policy pages for these, we tag any news or posts about these and you can read them using the links below.
- Childhood criminal records – This includes work with the Standing Committee for Youth Justice on reforming law on the disclosure of youth criminal records.
- Youth criminal records – This includes our work with the Justice Committee and our Unlocking Experience project.
- #Wipetheslateclean – This campaign was launched by Bob Ashford and is supported by Unlock.
Ear to the ground, voice at the top
We know that the issues people face as a result of their criminal record can vary over time and we are always keen to hear about your experiences. As a result we know there is a long list of policy issues.
- Unlock speaks to Radio 4’s Woman's Hour about the launch of it's #Fairchecks campaign Posted on: Feb 11th, 2020
- Rights groups condemn government's failure to fix broken DBS system Posted on: Jan 30th, 2020
- Interested in a funded PhD opportunity? New collaboration with The University of Nottingham Posted on: Jan 29th, 2020
- Blog - Join the #FairChecks movement to help get a fresh start for the criminal records system Posted on: Jan 16th, 2020
- Launch of #FairChecks - A fresh start for the criminal records system Posted on: Jan 14th, 2020