Debbie Sadler

About Debbie Sadler

Debbie is the Advice Manager at Unlock. All posts by Debbie on this site can be found here.

Have you been dismissed from your job because of your criminal record?

Our helpline is regularly contacted by individuals who’ve lost their job after their employer found out about their criminal record. This can be extremely distressing, especially if the conviction is spent (under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) and, due to the type of job they applied for, didn’t need to be disclosed. If this […]

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Moving on: Setting up your own business

This month, we’ve written a further article for InsideTime ‘Through the Gate’ Section which focuses on setting up your own business following release from prison. A copy of the article can be found below. Many of us have thought about starting our own business at some point. However, not many people get around to trying […]

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Monthly summary – November 2018

Welcome to our monthly summary for November 2018. This provides a summary of: the latest updates to our self-help information site for people with convictions recent posts to our online magazine, theRecord discussions on our online forum other news and developments that might be of interest to people with a criminal record Have you just […]

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Homelessness and the Homelessness Reduction Act

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 came into force in England on the 3rd April this year. This is the biggest change to the rights of homeless people in England for 15 years. We’ve produced some new information which sets out how the Act will work in practice. The new law puts an obligation on prisons, youth […]

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Monthly summary – October 2018

Welcome to our monthly summary for October 2018. This provides a summary of: the latest updates to our self-help information site for people with convictions recent posts to our online magazine, theRecord discussions on our online forum other news and developments that might be of interest to people with a criminal record Have you just […]

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Monthly summary – September 2018

Welcome to our monthly summary for September 2018. This provides a summary of: the latest updates to our self-help information site for people with convictions recent posts to our online magazine, theRecord discussions on our online forum other news and developments that might be of interest to people with a criminal record Have you just […]

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Disclosure of police intelligence on enhanced DBS checks

Although Unlock as a charity primarily focuses on people with convictions and cautions, a recent case about a rape acquittal is an important one for a lot of people that use our website that have other things on their police record.  At the end of July 2018 a case was heard in the Supreme Court […]

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Monthly summary – August 2018

Welcome to our monthly summary for August 2018. This provides a summary of: the latest updates to our self-help information site for people with convictions recent posts to our online magazine, theRecord discussions on our online forum other news and developments that might be of interest to people with a criminal record Have you just […]

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Moving on: Travelling abroad with a criminal record

This month, we’ve written a further article for InsideTime ‘Through the Gate’ Section which focuses on travelling abroad with a criminal record. A copy of the article can be found below. Whilst you’re in prison, you’ll probably have heard lots of conflicting information about travelling abroad with a criminal record. Unless you’re on licence, there’s […]

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