Monthly Update – December 2015

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We’ve just published our update for December 2015.







This months updates include:

  1. Information about restraining orders including when they become spent, when they should be disclosed and the ongoing implications of living with one
  2. Details of how to apply for a gambling licence (known as a Personal Functional Licence) and how a criminal conviction may impact on the successful granting of one
  3. A personal experience of seeking work in a university and the consequences if an employer carries out the wrong level of criminal record check
  4. A link to details of the legal challenge to the Government’s disproportionate disclosure scheme which Unlock is supporting.


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. other news and developments that might be of interest to individuals with a criminal record


Read the December 2015 update in full here


Best wishes,




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