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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Today we were featured in a Daily Mail article which looked at how minor convictions can have a huge impact on your insurance. You can read the article here. The article was also featured on the thisismoney.co.uk website.

Today we’ve launched guidance with the ABI (Association of British Insurers), to both insurers and individuals, to try to help people to understand what they do and don’t have to disclose, and what insurers should and shouldn’t ask for. The guidance is available to download here. This news was released via the Mail on Sunday

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Unlock has joined up with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to produce guidance for consumers and insurers on the complex issue of criminal convictions and insurance. According to government figures, more than 8 million people in England and Wales have a criminal conviction and one in three men are convicted by the age of

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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.

We’ve written an article for the Winter 2010/11 Clinks News magazine on service-user involvement. This is available to download here.

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We spoke on BBC Radio Kent about the Governments response to the Breaking the Cycle consultation.  You can listen to the interview below.

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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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Should life mean life?

Friday, 29 October 2010 by

We took part in a BBC Radio Wales discussion on whether life should mean life. You can listen to the piece below.

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As part of the launch of Time is Money, we worked with the Independent to publish a detailed piece yesterday. This is available here. Following the launch today, we were also featured in: BBC News – Ex-prisoners ‘need access to financial services’ thisismoney – ‘Give prisoners bank accounts’ MSN – Ex-prisoners ‘need help from banks’ Banking Times – ‘Call for action on financial exclusion

Today we took part in a discussion on BBC Radio Kent about the use of Home Detention Curfew (or “tagging”). You can listen to the piece below.

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Discussion on real work in prison

Wednesday, 06 October 2010 by

Today we took part in a discussion on BBC Somerset about real work for people in prison. You can listen to this below.

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