Unlock and Nottinghamshire Youth Justice Service collaborate on resource for young people with convictions
Thursday, 03 December 2020
We are pleased to publish a new resource we’ve created in collaboration with Nottinghamshire Youth Justice Service. The booklet, produced for young people and the professionals supporting them, is designed to help a young person understand when they need to disclose their convictions, and how to do so. Download the booklet Christopher Stacey, Co-director of
Unlock complaint leads to ruling that the Disclosure and Barring Service breached the Data Protection Act
Thursday, 20 March 2014
We’re pleased to report that the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has today issued a press release which sets out their ruling that the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has breached the Data Protection Action after failing to stop collecting information about criminal conviction data that was no longer required because of a filtering regime that
Monday, 23 December 2013
The BBC ran a story about figures they’d obtained about how the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme (known as ‘Sarah’s Law) has worked during the pilot. We contributed to this news piece. You can read the article here.
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Today we took part in a Radio 4 Money Box discussion about changes to motor insurance disclosure, as well as what people need to disclose under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You can listen to the interview below.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Unlock has today lent its support and endorsement to the ‘ban the box’ campaign, which is being led by Business in the Community. The aim of the campaign is to increase the opportunity for people with convictions to compete for jobs. Christopher Stacey, Co-Director at Unlock, said “We believe that that, by banning the box,
Tuesday, 08 October 2013
Please see below an update that we have received from the Ministry of Justice late last week regarding planned changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Although we’re disappointed to bring you this news, we felt it was important to provide an update as soon as we knew that the situation had formally changed.
Tuesday, 01 October 2013
On a daily basis, our helpline gets calls from people who are applying for work and don’t know where they stand because of criminal record checks that (increasingly) employers are carrying out. A couple of years ago, we approached the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service – known as the CRB at that time) and raised
Saturday, 02 March 2013
Unlock, the national charity for people with convictions, has today welcomed Government proposals which, if introduced, would mean that some old and minor cautions and convictions will no longer be disclosed on standard and enhanced level criminal record checks, carried out for employers by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). In January 2013, the Court
Sunday, 16 October 2011
The Observer picked up on our launch of the Disclosure Calculator and featured this as an article, looking at how it will help people when applying for insurance. You can read the article below.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
As part of the launch of our Disclosure Calculator, we sent out a newswire which was picked up by Media Trust. The article is available here.
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Today we were featured in a Daily Mail article which looked at how minor convictions can have a huge impact on your insurance. You can read the article here. The article was also featured on the thisismoney.co.uk website.
Friday, 01 October 2010
Today we took part in a BBC Radio Wiltshire discussion about the ‘Sarah’s Law’ Offender Disclosure Pilot, which you can listen to below.