Primary school teachers/staff ‘disqualified by association’

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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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Finally, after 40 years, the laws on disclosing criminal records are changing for the better on the 10th March 2014

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We’re delighted that, having campaigned for many years, the 10th March 2014 will finally see reforms to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 come into force. This means that many people will find that their conviction becomes ‘spent’ a lot sooner than it did previously. It only applies in England and Wales, but the changes […]

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Update to list of motor insurers

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We’ve made some minor updates to the list of motor insurers. In particular, we’ve added the details of More Than. As well as asking about motor convictions, they only ask about convictions relating to fraud or dishonesty. They don’t seem to give a definition to these two phrases, so if in doubt, you should check […]

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Successes in getting visas to travel to the US

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As part of our attempts to make sure this Hub reflects the genuine experiences of people with convictions, we want to make sure that were highlighting some key examples which we think are relevant to people making use of this site One particular update that we’ve made today is to include a couple of positive […]

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