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Unlock has now been a charity for fifteen years. To mark the occasion, supporters and beneficiaries joined staff, trustees, patrons, Peers and volunteers at a reception hosted by our President, Lord Ramsbotham. With the kind permission of The Lord Speaker, Baroness D’Souza, Lord Ramsbotham sponsored our use of the stunning House of Lords River Room; a

I was pleased to be invited to speak today at the ICO’s Data Protection Policy Conference. With the title “Privacy versus the right to know: balancing privacy and access to personal information in the internet era”, I was asked to come and take part in a panel discussion, “Technology, information and its consequences”, speaking alongside

Two years on since the launch of the Ban the Box campaign, Business in the Community (BITC), who lead the campaign, have marked the anniversary by launching a free step-by-step guide to creating a fair recruitment process in dealing with criminal records. We’ve endorsed the campaign since it launched in October 2013 in response to

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We recently sent out a mailshot on behalf of The Co-operative Insurance who were looking for people with burglary convictions to complete a short survey. This survey formed part of a study they were on doing on popular home security measures. The Co-operative Insurance were seeking up to 25 respondents and in return, to show

Today we’ve published our Autumn 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. Download the Autumn 2015 Newsletter.   

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

I’m pleased to report that I’ve been selected to be part of the Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group on behalf of Unlock. The group, known as RR3, exists to build a strong and effective partnership between the voluntary sector, the Ministry of Justice, and the National Offender Management Service. The group is chaired by

At Unlock, we like to think of ourselves as making good use of social media as an effective way of communicating with a range of groups of people. Yet, if we’re being honest, although we try and make regular use of Twitter and Facebook, we’ve probably neglected the role of LinkedIn, and how it might

As part of our policy and campaign work, we always have to make the case for why people with convictions should be treated fairly. An effective way of doing this is by using real stories and voices that are rarely heard. That’s why we’re looking for volunteers to help us with some work we’re doing

Today we’ve published our Summer 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. Download the Summer 2015 Newsletter.   

We’ve got a volunteer vacancy on our Helpline.   More details can be found here.

Now that it’s 7 years old, we are working on giving our forum a bit of an update and we want to hear from people with convictions about what an updated forum would look like, and how it would work. Complete the survey here Find out more about this work by reading a longer update we’ve

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