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.
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. […]
We’re holding masterclasses for practitioners on the changes to the disclosure of convictions. These are currently scheduled for the 18th March 2014 and the 7th May 2014. Find out more here. We’re also holding an information session for people with convictions on the 6th March 2014. Find more here.
Today, we’re announcing the launch of hub.unlock.org.uk, our brand new online Information Hub. It aims to be the country’s most comprehensive source of online self-help information on wide range of issues that criminal convictions can affect. The site builds on the information we’ve had on our main website for a number of years. We’ve wanted […]