Today we’ve published our autumn 2019 newsletter. The newsletter provides an update of the news at Unlock in the last three months. It’s sent to everyone who’s on our public mailing list, and we hope it’s a useful way of keeping up to date with what we’ve been up to. Read: Autumn 2019 Newsletter  Previous

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Advising with Conviction – Full-day Training Workshop Tuesday 26th November 2019 London| 9.30am – 4.45pm | From £119 per person – Book your place here Please book early to avoid disappointment. As experts on criminal record disclosure, we provide high-quality training to front-line practitioners to ensure

Looking back over the last couple of months, we’ve written up a few examples of the people we’ve helped. We hope they give a good idea of how we help people. However, more importantly than our role, we think that these examples show how people with convictions are able to overcome some of the barriers

We’ve just published our update for September 2019. This months update includes: New information on Ban the Box employers. An infographic which sets out details of the people we supported in 2018/19. A personal story setting out Andi’s views that marginalising people with convictions does not reduce the rates of re-offending. A link to a

Unlock is an independent award-winning charity that provides a voice and support for people with convictions who are facing stigma and obstacles because of their criminal record. We are an innovative, creative and award-winning social action charity, seeking people with the appropriate skills, knowledge and/ or experience to help us grow and develop. You’ll need

Nicola Collett, a PhD student at Keele University, is currently researching the potential influence of a criminal record acquired between the ages of 10-25, later on in adulthood. Following a request for participants in February of this year, Nicola writes here about how her research is progressing. I would first like to thank everyone who has

This new briefing sets out the concerns that Unlock has about the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) in relation to those EU nationals in the UK that have a criminal record. Our aim is to help secure the rights of EU nationals who are eligible for settled status in the UK by ensuring that a criminal

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A criminal record can be a real obstacle in getting on in life. What we don’t know is whether women face additional barriers that men don’t. Last year, we published a report (A life sentence for young people) that looked at the specific problems people face from criminal records they acquired in their youth. In

We’ve just published our update for August 2019. This months update includes: New information on extended sentences. An advice post on opening a basic bank account and the alternatives if you’re unable to, possibly due to having a fraud conviction which flags up on the CIFAS database. A personal story setting out the link between

Last week, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) published updated guidance on how insurers should treat people with convictions. The guide, first published in 2011 and revised in 2014, has been updated this year to reflect recommendations made by Unlock. In research we published in September 2017, we found major problems in the way that

We’ve just published our update for July 2019. This months update includes: New information on exploring the hidden job market to find work. An update to our information on identifying whether your offence is a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude. A personal story setting out an individuals experience of finding work in the care industry with

Commenting on today’s announcement (15 July) by the Ministry of Justice on plans to make changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Christopher Stacey, co-director of Unlock, said: “Unlock very much welcomes and supports today’s announcement by the Justice Secretary. If his commitment proceeds to statute, it will mean more people with criminal records

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