Unlock quoted by the BBC

Thursday, 13 November 2014 by

Unlock’s Director of Services, Christopher Stacey, is quoted in an article on the BBC website which looks at the way that people with convictions for sexual offences might be excluded from various types of work, following the recent case of Ched Evans. Christopher says; “Clearly people like Ched Evans have to go somewhere. He’s back in

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 christopher.stacey@unlock.org.uk / 07557 676433

We’ve written an article for Inside Time on the ‘filtering of convictions. You can read the article here.

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We’ve been featured in the recent ‘Big Issue in the North’, where our Co-Director, Christopher Stacey, spoke to the magazine about the recent changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, how they help many people with convictions, but how but they don’t go far enough. Thank you to the Big Issue in the North

Last night we contributed to a discussion on BBC Radio West Midlands, which looked at the case of Natalie Atkinson, and looked at the role of employers in giving people with convictions a second chance. You can listen to the programme below:

The letter below was originally published in the July 2014 edition of Financial World. It can be downloaded here. Unlock the system I read with interest the June FW article by Denis MacShane on prisoner access to financial services. Sadly, his experiences of bank accounts and insurance are not uncommon. Opening even a basic bank account provides access to

Our Christopher Stacey has written a piece for the blog Left Foot Forward, arguing that the requirements for life-long disclosure of minor cautions are disproportionate. You can read the article here.

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Denis MacShane, former MP and former prisoner, argues in a feature for this months’ Financial World magazine, that the financial services industry needs to do more to help discharged prisoners reintegrate into society. Thanks to Financial World, you can download the specific article here. The two main issues that Denis raises are that of bank accounts and

We’ve written an article for The Justice Gap, arguing that the ‘filtering’ process doesn’t go far enough. You can read the article here.

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Christopher Stacey, Co-Director, Unlock comments on the issues discussed in a recent Ban the Box webinar. Quite rightly, the Ban the Box campaign is focused on a specific issue, that being the tick-box that appears on many job application forms,  frightening the life out of somebody who has a criminal record. Many people with convictions see

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We’ve recorded a piece with the Prison Radio Association as part of their ‘Outside In’ programme, which is run in partnership with the BBC andgets aired across the prison radio network. Our Christopher Stacey spoke about the changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and what this means for people serving a prison sentence. You

We’re pleased to report that the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has today issued a press release which sets out their ruling that the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has breached the Data Protection Action after failing to stop collecting information about criminal conviction data that was no longer required because of a filtering regime that

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