Monthly update – December 2017

by / Tuesday, 02 January 2018 / Published in Information Hub, News @ Unlock, News & Media

We’ve just published our update for December 2017.







This months update includes:

  1. An advice post which sets out the new discretionary powers given to the police by the Home Office for dealing with ‘sexting’ offences.
  2. A personal story in which an individual with a criminal record tells how he received a shotgun licence after successfully appealing a blanket ban which prohibits anybody who has served a prison sentence from holding a licence for a certain period of time.
  3. A link to a discussion on theForum from somebody who has been dismissed by their employer after applying for a new role in the company which required them to have a formal criminal record check.
  4. Details of a briefing published by the Centre for Criminal and Justice Studies (CCJS).


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 December 2017 update in full


Best wishes,




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