Our helpline receives enquiries every day from individuals who have accepted cautions without feeling like they understand the effects of it. The Home Office guidance on cautions states that ‘the significance of the admission of guilt in agreeing to accept a caution must be fully and clearly explained to the individual before they are cautioned.’ […]
Fundraising/ Grants Officer (12 month fixed term contract initially) This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual with proven experience to join our small, award-winning charity, and generate much-needed new income for our work. You will have excellent communication skills, a strong track record of grant income generation and a commitment to Unlock’s mission. You […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We’ve got a rare job vacancy at Unlock. The role is as Information & Case Officer. As part of the person specification, we’re looking for somebody with a criminal record. Interested? The closing date is Thursday 27th August. More details can be found on the main Unlock site.
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 […]
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 […]
We’re looking for examples of where ‘filtering’ doesn’t go far enough. Please read an update that we’ve published on our main site as part of our policy work on the DBS filtering process.
Click here to download the poster for the Information Session on the 26th June 2014. For more general information about these information sessions, click here.