Monthly update – April 2019

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We’ve just published our update for April 2019.

This months update includes:

  1. An advice post setting out the information an employer sees when they use the DBS Update Service to check a criminal record.
  2. An update to our GDPR and data protection – Guidance for individuals page to include a section on taking action against employers when your information rights have been breached.
  3. A personal story highlighting an individuals experience of volunteering as a helpline advisor for Unlock.
  4. A link to a discussion on theForum raising concerns about employers who have blanket bans on the recruitment of people with a criminal record.
  5. An update on the work we’ve been doing in supporting universities to develop fair admissions policies for applicants with previous criminal records.

The full update provides a summary of:

  1. the latest updates to our self-help information site for people with convictions
  2. recent posts to our online magazine, theRecord
  3. discussions on our online forum
  4. other news and developments that might be of interest to individuals with a criminal record.

Read the April 2019 update in full.

Best wishes,



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