Monthly update – October 2019

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We’ve just published our update for October 2019.

This months update includes:

  1. An update on the new costs of all Disclosure and Barring checks.
  2. A personal story highlighting Lucy’s success in getting a newspaper to remove an article relating to her conviction.
  3. A link to a discussion on theForum around a probation officer’s insistence that an individual disclose their conviction to a new employer even though the employer had not asked them to do so.
  4. A blog setting out the governments summary of responses to their call for evidence on the employment of people with convictions
  5. Details of ten universities who have signed up to the ‘Fair Chance for Students with Convictions’ pledge.

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 October 2019 update in full.

Best wishes,



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