Has an employer wrongly checked your official criminal record? – Get in touch

As part of our Fair Access to Employment project we’re looking for examples of employers who have carried out inappropriate levels of criminal record checks. We’re gathering this information to feed into our legal strategy which aims to put an end to unlawful criminal record checks. We’re especially keen to hear from anyone who believes […]

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We’re listening – Tell us what you think about our InformationHub site

Our InformationHub regularly receives over 1.3 million visitors each year and is considered to be the most comprehensive source of self-help information on a range of issues that a criminal record can affect. However, we’re always looking to improve it’s look and content. We’ve put together a survey as we’re keen to get input from […]

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Monthly summary – October 2019

Welcome to our monthly update for October 2019. This provides a summary of: the latest updates to our self-help information site for people with convictions recent posts to our online magazine, theRecord discussions on our online forum other news and developments that might be of interest to people with a criminal record. Have you stumbled […]

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Fee changes for DBS checks

As of 1st October 2019, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be reducing the cost of DBS checks. The new fees will be as follows: The cost of subscribing to the Update Service will continue to be £13 per year and an Adult First Check will also remain unchanged at £6. Standard and enhanced […]

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Moving on: The impact of court orders

This month, we’ve written a further article for InsideTime ‘Through the Gate’ Section which provides information on how court orders can impact on the time it takes for your conviction to become spent. A copy of the article can be found below: In addition to your prison sentence, convictions for certain types of offences could […]

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Monthly summary – September 2019

Welcome to our monthly update for September 2019. This provides a summary of: the latest updates to our self-help information site for people with convictions recent posts to our online magazine, theRecord discussions on our online forum other news and developments that might be of interest to people with a criminal record. Have you stumbled […]

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Our support in numbers – 2018/19

In the year April 2018 to March 2019, our helpline was contacted by 7,776 people, 88% of whom had a criminal record. Our information hub was visited by 1,381,871 and 50,622 people used our disclosure calculator. Have a look at the infographics below to find out more about the support we provided. Helpline Online

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Ban the Box employers

TheBan the Box campaign launched in October 2013 at which time, 24 employers had committed to support the campaign. Nearly 6 years on and over 130 employers have now removed the ‘tick box’ from application forms which ask about criminal convictions. We’ve developed the list of Ban the Box employers (which Business in the Community […]

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Monthly summary – August 2019

Welcome to our monthly update for August 2019. This provides a summary of: the latest updates to our self-help information site for people with convictions recent posts to our online magazine, theRecord discussions on our online forum other news and developments that might be of interest to people with a criminal record. Have you stumbled […]

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