Monthly update – September 2020

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We’ve just published our update for September 2020.

This months update includes:

  1. An update to our A-Z of job roles and their eligibility for basic, standard and enhanced criminal record checks.
  2. A personal story from an individual who has been accepted onto a university course to study digital forensics following a conviction for assault.
  3. A link to a discussion on theForum from an individual sharing his experience of a whistle-blower disclosing his spent conviction to his employer.
  4. Unlocks response to the Ministry of Justice plans to make reforms to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
  5. A link to a report published by Unlock and the Prison Reform Trust exploring employers attitudes towards hiring people convicted of sexual offences.


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 September 2020 update in full.

Best wishes,



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