"Excellent training session - one of the most useful I've done in my 25 year career. Everyone who helps and gives advice to people with criminal records should do this - it should be mandatory"

Latest news for practitioners


Attend one of our criminal record disclosure training sessions

We deliver a range of training that makes sure that front-line practitioners are able to provide accurate, effective advice and support to people with convictions on if, what, when and how to disclose their criminal records.

Resource - 10 things about criminal records

A downloadable PDF guide for employability professionals supporting people with criminal records into work. In association with the Institute for Employability Professionals.

How & why we support front-line practitioners

Unlock is not a government contracted service-delivery organisation. Our front-line services are charitably funded. As a result, we help front-line practitioners that are funded to provide support and advice to people with convictions.

Need to train a team? Organise an in-house training workshop

We provide in-house training for organisations that can be tailored to your needs.

Case study - Benefits of training

Michael works in Employment & Skills for a voluntary sector organisation. He got in touch with us after he’d attended one of our training sessions for practitioners on criminal record disclosure.

We run disclosure workshops

We offer two-hour workshops for groups of people with convictions.

Use our disclosure calculator

This online tool enables practitioners to support their clients by helping them to work out when their convictions become spent.

Make use of our Information Hub

hub.unlock.org.uk is the country’s most comprehensive source of practical self-help information for people with convictions. Practitioners regularly use this resource for free to keep their own knowledge and understanding up to date, as well as printing/sending information from the site onto their clients.

Download or get hard-copies of our resources

We encourage practitioners to make use of the resources and materials that we have published.

Sign up for email updates

Practitioners can sign up to receive email updates, which include latest news, opportunities, press releases and information updates.

Latest news for practitioners

As well as our email updates (sign up here), we post news here that we think might be useful for practitioners.

Our approach to working with other organisations

This explains how we work with other organisations. It sets out what support we can offer other organisations and how it can be accessed.

Download our A4 leaflet

We have an A4 leaflet which explains the support that we provide to front-line practitioners. Download it by clicking the image above.
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