Commenting on the Ministry of Justice’s Employment and Education Strategy, Christopher Stacey, co-director of Unlock, said: “Unlock welcomes today’s Education and Employment Strategy from the Ministry of Justice, which includes some key measures that we support, including looking at financial incentives to encourage employers, and the civil service piloting its own scheme to directly employ

Unlock, the country’s leading charity for people with convictions, has today published research on the impact of criminal records acquired in childhood and early adulthood. New data in the report, A life sentence for young people, shows that hundreds of thousands of people are being affected every year, and often many decades later, because of

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About the role This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual with proven experience and potential to take on a senior role in a small team and lead our work in increasing the employment of people with criminal records by supporting and challenging employers to change their recruitment policies and practices, working to prevent

Earlier today our co-director, Christopher Stacey, gave evidence to the Justice Committee’s inquiry into the disclosure of youth criminal records. You can watch the session here or below.   More information Posts about our work on youth criminal records can be found here. The specific details of the inquiry are here There are more general

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Published by the Department for Work and Pensions in partnership with Business in the Community, the guide, Strengthening your workforce with talent from disadvantaged groups, comes after high demand from the business world for more help and support for employers to become inclusive. Part of the See Potential campaign, it’s already been welcomed by the

In a detailed report published today, the Law Commission has recommended a wider review of the criminal record disclosure system. In the most comprehensive operational assessment of the DBS filtering process to date, their conclusion is that: “Given the vast array and magnitude of the problems identified by our provisional assessment of the disclosure system

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We’re delighted to announce that Christopher Stacey, Unlock’s co-director, has been highly commended as best senior leader in the Social CEOs awards. You can follow Chris on Twitter at @chrisstacey.

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We’d like to thank Display Wizard for kindly donating a banner stand to our charity. We use stands like this when we go to events for people with convictions, like resettlement fairs in prisons and probation areas. We also use them when we go to events with employers and recruiters. This stand will help us to

Building on our call for our supporters to submit evidence to the Public Bill Committee on the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill, today we’ve published the submission we made in partnership with Clinks and Prison Reform Trust. Download: Submission by Unlock, Clinks and PRT

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.

We’ve published a roundup of recent articles that have been posted on theRec0rd, our online magazine for and by people with convictions. Read the summary of new posts here.

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