Monthly update – January 2017

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We’ve just published our update for January 2017.







This months update includes:

  1. Some new information on working in the criminal justice sector and prison vetting
  2. A personal view on working with job centre advisors who don’t always understand the problems ex-offenders face when seeking employment
  3. Unlock’s co-founder, Bob Turney’s story of how Unlock begun
  4. A link to a discussion about the eligibility for an enhanced DBS check for a gardener working in a school
  5. Christopher Stacey’s views on the automatic disqualification rule due to be introduced later this year preventing some people from being charity trustees and senior managers.


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 January 2017 update in full


Best wishes,




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