DVLA records of motoring offences

On the 8th June 2015, the DVLA scrapped the paper counterparts for driving licences and issued photo card licences only. Any new penalty points (endorsements) issued from that date will be recorded electronically only. This information will be held on your DVLA driver record and can be viewed online via the DVLA Shared Driving Licence […]

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Looking for ‘friendly’ employers

A criminal conviction doesn’t have to be the end of your career but many people with convictions feel anxious about disclosing details of their past fearing that they will be judged and discriminated against. For many people, knowing that an employer is ‘friendly’ towards people with convictions helps them to apply for jobs with more […]

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Primary school teachers/staff ‘disqualified by association’

In October 2014, the Department for Education (DoE) published supplementary advice to schools on what are called the ‘childcare disqualification requirements’. The requirements have been around for a number of years, and apply to registered childcare provision outside of schools, but it’s only since October 2014 that the DoE has made it clear that these […]

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Site re-structure – January 2015

We’re just writing to let you know that we’ve been doing some work to the back-end of the Information Hub. One of the main changes is in the way that you find the information that you’re looking for. We’ve done this by creating new ‘information sections‘ on the different subjects that the site covers, instead of relying […]

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‘Enforced subject access’ delays

The Ministry of Justice recently announced that the change to the Data Protection Act which makes enforced subject access a criminal offence has been delayed. It was originally meant to come into force on the 1st December 2014. It is now expected to commence early 2015. As we understand it, the reason for the delay […]

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New ‘information series’ – ‘Disclosing to employers’

Today, we’ve published a dedicated information series focused on disclosing to employers. Each part of the series is designed to be brief and simple, summarising the key issues and providing links to more information on the Hub. They’re all available to download as PDF documents, and they’re listed below. Links are also available on the new […]

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An update on today’s historic changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Today is an historic day for Unlock. We’ve campaigned for many years to see changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. It’s the first time in nearly 40 years since the legislation has been reformed in this way. It’s been quite a wait since the law received Royal Assent in 2012, but we’re delighted that […]

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