Monday, 23 May 2016
Today we have published our submission to the review of youth justice. Our submission focuses on criminal records, disclosure and young people. Background In September 2015, Michael Gove announced a review of the youth justice system. In February 2016, Charlie Taylor, who’s leading the review, published his interim report. In response to his particular interest in
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
A child who has offended in England and Wales is shackled to the mistakes of their past by a criminal record system which is punitive, and holds them back from reaching their full potential, according to a report released today by the Standing Committee for Youth Justice (SCYJ).
Tuesday, 09 February 2016
This week David Cameron unveiled a raft of prison reform measures. One of these will be to scrap the declaration of criminal convictions in the initial application stage for civil service jobs. Responding to this announcement, Unlock’s Christopher Stacey said: “We welcome David Camerons’ commitment to the Ban the Box campaign and in changing the recruitment practice
Thursday, 16 April 2015
We are delighted to report that Unlock has been awarded a three-year grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation that will enable us to deliver a programme of work that will challenge the discrimination faced by people with convictions in getting employment. This marks the beginning of a significant area of work for Unlock, enabling us
One year into the Ban the Box campaign; pioneering employers change their practice, but more must follow their lead
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Business in the Community’s Ban the Box campaign, which Unlock actively supports, has reached its one year anniversary. It was launched in October 2013 in response to widespread and costly discrimination against people with convictions who are seeking work. So far 24 employers, with a combined UK workforce of over 200,000, have committed to support
Friday, 13 June 2014
Christopher Stacey, Co-Director, Unlock comments on the issues discussed in a recent Ban the Box webinar. Quite rightly, the Ban the Box campaign is focused on a specific issue, that being the tick-box that appears on many job application forms, frightening the life out of somebody who has a criminal record. Many people with convictions see
Thursday, 10 April 2014
We’re featured in an article that has been published on thejusticegap.com website on second chances and ‘invisible punishment’.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
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.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Unlock has today lent its support and endorsement to the ‘ban the box’ campaign, which is being led by Business in the Community. The aim of the campaign is to increase the opportunity for people with convictions to compete for jobs. Christopher Stacey, Co-Director at Unlock, said “We believe that that, by banning the box,