Changes to insurance disclosure

Tuesday, 04 June 2013 by

The below is post from our Information Hub The reason for this update is to let you know of some changes to insurance disclosure, which came into force in April 2013, which should help many people with convictions. We updated the guidance on our website at the time, but to raise awareness of this, we

This update is taken from our Information Hub As some of you may have seen from the news, the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) has started, as of yesterday, a process of ‘filtering’ for cautions and convictions held on the Police National Computer. Today, we’ve published our own detailed guide on how the DBS filtering

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We’ve contributed to an article in Prospect Magazine, which used the recent cases of Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce as a way of looking at some of the longer-term effects of a criminal record. You can read the article here. There is also a list of interesting comments at the bottom of the article.

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Today we’ve written to the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee to raise our concerns with the Order which sets out how the DBS filtering process will work. You can download the letter to read the details of our concerns.

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A new study published by the University of Portsmouth looks at the discrimination faced by young offenders from poor backgrounds. We discuss this in an interview on BBC London, which you can listen to below.

We’ve given an interview on BBC Radio Wales to discuss Government plans to have former offenders as mentors. You can listen to the interview below.

We’ve given an interview to BBC West Midlands, talking about the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You can listen to the interview below.

Unlock, the national charity for people with convictions, has today welcomed Government proposals which, if introduced, would mean that some old and minor cautions and convictions will no longer be disclosed on standard and enhanced level criminal record checks, carried out for employers by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). In January 2013, the Court

We’re disappointed to announce that this morning we’ve received notification from the Government that the changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, due to come into force in Spring 2013, have been delayed. The Ministry of Justice provided us with the following: “As you know, the commencement of the reforms are dependent on the

We’ve contributed to a discussion on BBC Essex, looking at the news that Harlow Council is seeking to amend their housing allocations policy which would mean that people with convictions would be banned from join the housing list. You can listen to the interview below. The was followed by an article in the Guardian, which

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Court of Appeal rules on CRB checks

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 by

Linked to our press release on the recent Court of Appeal decision around CRB checks, we’ve given radio interviews to Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Wales. Both are these can be listened to below.

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New Court of Appeal ruling could mean a change for 9.2 million Britons with criminal records Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, said today that the Government should “pull its finger out” to reform the system Ruling adds further pressure after recent ruling in separate case in the European Court of Human Rights Unlock, the

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