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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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

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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CRB’s and second chances

Monday, 07 January 2013 by

As part of of the ongoing Court of Appeal case about CRB checks, we’ve written an article for thejusticegap.com. You can read the article here.

The impact of CRB checks on people

Thursday, 31 March 2011 by

We discuss on BBC Radio Essex about the problems that CRB checks cause people with convictions, and how the system should be improved. You can listen to the piece below.

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We’re featured in a BBC article that has investigated the use of CRB checks by local councils. Read the article here.

Today we’ve been hosted by NIACRO, which is a charity that helps people with convictions in Northern Ireland. They asked us to visit to speak to them about the work that we do, the issues that we face, and to speak to their service user group. While we were there, we also gave an interview

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We contributed to a BBC Radio Wales discussion about minor convictions on police records. You can listen to it below.

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We contributed to a BBC Radio 5 Live discussion about where minor convictions relating to offences committed as a child should be wiped from the records?

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