We’ve just published a summary of the recent updates we’ve made to our Information Hub. You can read the summary on our Hub here.
Yesterday, we spoke on Channel 5 News at 6.30pm This morning, we appeared on BBC Breakfast at 7.40am. Our Co-Director Christopher Stacey, has written a piece on his blog. Press/media contact: Christopher Stacey, Co-Director email@example.com / 07557 676433
One year into the Ban the Box campaign; pioneering employers change their practice, but more must follow their lead
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
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On the 18th September, Radio 4’s ‘The Report’ broadcast an edition which focused on the ‘right to be forgotten’. In particular, they look at some particular cases that relate to people with criminal convictions. You can listen to the recording here.
We’re excited to report that Unlock’s Director of Services, Christopher Stacey, has been awarded a prestigious Travelling Fellowship for 2014, courtesy of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. He’ll be travelling to Spain, Sweden and France in October and November, to look at how these countries deal with criminal records, particularly in terms of recruitment and
Earlier this week, there was a film launched by Staffordshire and West Midlands CRC about disclosing convictions to employers. We helped them out with some of the content, and they mentioned Unlock and our Disclosure Calculator, which is good to see. You should be able to watch the film below, and there’s more details about
Since the “right to be forgotten” ruling in May 2014, we’ve been receiving copies of requests that people with convictions have been sending to Google and other search engines. There is quite a mixed bag – some have been successful, many have been refused. There was an interesting article in the Telegraph last Friday suggesting
We regularly get asked how many people have unspent convictions. Since the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act was amended in March 2014, the number of people whose conviction is unspent is expected to have reduced significantly, but nobody really knows by how much. So, as a first attempt, we’ve pulled together some data which tries to
We’ve written an article for Inside Time on the ‘filtering of convictions. You can read the article here.
We’re pleased to hear that the DBS has today sent out a news update about their application forms, following Unlock’s complaint to the ICO. In March 2014, the DBS announced that they were changing the question on their application form after a complaint by Unlock to the ICO. The complaint was about the DBS’s failure
We’ve recently spent some time analysing the feedback we’ve received from a snapshot of attendees to the training workshops and masterclasses that we’ve held over recent months. Training was delivered to a wide range of practitioners, including practitioners from organisations such as Achieve Project (North West), Avanta, Job Centre Plus, Kent Probation, Prospects, Step Change (West Yorkshire) and St Giles Trust The content of
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