Information Hub Update Read this update in full on our Information Hub. You might have seen in the news recently that Google has launched a system where people can request information be removed from Google’s search results. This has come about because of a ruling on the 13th May by the Court of Justice of

Welcome to our new website

Friday, 11 April 2014 by

Summary What’s changed? Where does this new site fit in? What do you think? New links…we need your help Summary This week we launched our new website; if you haven’t already seen it, please take a look at www.unlock.org.uk. When we first set out on developing the new site in mid-2013, we carried out a

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Latest voluntary vacancies @ Unlock

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 by

We’re recruiting for a number of voluntary positions to work as part of our Helpline. Roles include Helpline Advisors, Helpline Administrators, and Information Hub Researchers. More information, including role descriptions and application details, can be found here.

This update is taken from our Information Hub Following our complaint to the Information Commissioners Office which recently led to the Disclosure & Barring Service signing an undertaking to update their application form, we have now had it confirmed by the DBS that their application form has now been updated. A copy of this is below. As you

This update is taken from our Information Hub We know how complicated the criminal records process can be. The ‘filtering’ process that came in in May 2013 has been quite a culture shock to many people who were previously told that all cautions and convictions would come back on standard and enhanced checks. At the

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We’re pleased to report that the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has today issued a press release which sets out their ruling that the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has breached the Data Protection Action after failing to stop collecting information about criminal conviction data that was no longer required because of a filtering regime that

Today is an historic day for Unlock. We’ve campaigned for many years to see changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. It’s the first time in nearly 40 years since the legislation has been reformed in this way. It’s been quite a wait since the law received Royal Assent in 2012, but we’re delighted that

Sexual offences and the ROA

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 by

This update is taken from our Information Hub Since we got the news about the changes to the ROA coming in on the 10th March 2014, our helpline has had lots of people contacting us wanting to be sure about how it effects them. One of the common mistakes we’re seeing is that people with

We’re delighted that, having campaigned for many years, the 10th March 2014 will finally see reforms to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 come into force. This means that many people will find that their conviction becomes ‘spent’ a lot sooner than it did previously. It only applies in England and Wales, but the changes

Why? We’ll be explaining about the changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Our Helpline Advisors will be on hand to answer any questions you might have You’ll have the opportunity to book a free one-to-one session If you’re still not convinced, there’ll also be free hot drinks and biscuits! When? Thursday 6th March

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This update is taken from our Information Hub Since the introduction of filtering in mid-2013, our helpline has been constantly asked “is my conviction or caution eligible for filtering?” In some ways, this has been an easy to identify. When was it? Is it your only conviction? How old were you at the time? However,

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We’re moving

Thursday, 09 January 2014 by

We are moving offices, which means that our Helpline will be unable to respond to landline telephone enquiries on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th of January 2014. On these days, if you are looking for advice, please call us using our Helpline mobile number (07824 113848). Alternatively, please email us at advice@unlock.org.uk or complete our

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