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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The reason for this email is that we’ve published a document which briefly summarises the plans by the Charity Commission which would, in effect, further restrict the ability of people with unspent convictions from becoming a trustee of a charity. The proposed reforms are detailed in a consultation paper which was launched by the Government

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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The BBC ran a story about figures they’d obtained about how the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme (known as ‘Sarah’s Law) has worked during the pilot. We contributed to this news piece. You can read the article here.

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This update has been taken from our Information Hub December has seen a couple of updates from the Disclosure & Barring Service regarding the filtering process. Nothing has substantially changed – it’s simply that the DBS are trying to improve the way that they’re explaining how the filtering process works. So what has changed? Firstly,

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Today we delivered a webinar in partnership with Business in the Community, titled ‘Ban the Ban – the legal stuff’ where we briefly covered the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Read more about the webinar and download a copy of the slides.

We were delighted to be asked by NIACRO to visit them in Northern Ireland to speak to their team about the developments (and challenges) in England & Wales regarding criminal records and disclosure. We also took part in the Justice Series at Stormont, where we spoke about the lessons that could be learned from England

This is taken from an update to our Information Hub As part of our attempts to make sure this Hub reflects the genuine experiences of people with convictions, we want to make sure that were highlighting some key examples which we think are relevant to people making use of this site One particular update that

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We’ve published our response to the Scottish Governments’ consultation on changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Our response can be downloaded here.

Changes to motor insurance disclosure

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 by

Today we took part in a Radio 4 Money Box discussion about changes to motor insurance disclosure, as well as what people need to disclose under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You can listen to the interview below.

Launch of hub.unlock.org.uk

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 by

Today, we’re announcing the launch of hub.unlock.org.uk, our brand new online Information Hub. It aims to be the country’s most comprehensive source of online self-help information on wide range of issues that criminal convictions can affect. The site builds on the information we’ve had on our main website for a number of years. We’ve wanted to

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Support for the Ban the Box campaign

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 by

As part of our support for Ban the Box, we spoke on Radio 5 Live about the campaign. You can listen to the interview below.

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