Got a criminal record? Ever had difficulties finding employment?

If so, we want to hear from you – fill out our short survey! The Centre for Entrepreneurs and Unlock are working together to better understand the role of entrepreneurship in supporting people with criminal records. We know that finding employment with a criminal record can be a struggle, and we are interested in exploring […]

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Filtering process brought in for Scotland

Last week, the Scottish Government announced details of a process that will apply to Standard and Enhanced checks that are issued by Disclosure Scotland. The process started on the 10th September 2015. This process will remove certain convictions and cautions from these types of disclosures.It’s similar to the filtering process that the Disclosure & Barring […]

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Help us create digital stories

As part of our policy and campaign work, we always have to make the case for why people with convictions should be treated fairly. An effective way of doing this is by using real stories and voices that are rarely heard. That’s why we’re looking for volunteers to help us with some work we’re doing […]

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Help us improve our online forum

Now that it’s 7 years old, we are working on giving our forum a bit of an update and we want to hear from people with convictions about what an updated forum would look like, and how it would work. For those that don’t know, our forum is an online community which was set up to […]

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Free face to face appointments

As part of our work in delivering local information sessions, we’ve set up a series of dates where people with convictions can book a face-to-face appointment with one of our helpline advisers. Appointments are available at our offices in Maidstone on the following dates:-  Thursday 11th September 2014 – 4pm – 6pm Wednesday 8th October 2014 […]

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New website to be launched later this week

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be launching a new core Unlock website later this week. As part of this development, we’ve had to take our old website down while we transfer the sites over, which means that neither our main website or our online forum will be available for the next couple of days. […]

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