Over the last few years, the rules regarding eligibility to become a police officer have been slightly relaxed. However, there are still strict entry requirements and some convictions/caution will result in your application being immediately rejected whilst others will be considered on a case by case basis. We have published some new information which sets out […]
As anybody with a criminal record knows, finding paid work can be difficult and so, for many, self-employment can be very attractive. If you enjoy driving, then becoming a taxi driver could be one option for you to consider. You will need an operator’s licence which you can apply for through your local council or […]
Opportunity – Are you affected by a criminal record from your youth? Opportunity to share your story with MP’s
As part of the Justice Committee inquiry into the disclosure of youth criminal records, we’re taking a small group of people to Westminster to share their personal stories with MP’s on the Committee. It’s a really good opportunity to make sure that the Committee hears from people with personal experience of living with a criminal […]
Trustee or senior manager of a charity and have convictions? Are you affected by the Charities Act 2016?
People with convictions play an important role in many charities, particularly those working in the criminal justice sector. Becoming a trustee or leading a charity as part of the senior management team are important roles that people with convictions should be encouraged to take on, and we know it can provide people with a positive […]
Welcome to our monthly summary for October 2016. 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 other news and developments that might be of interest to people with a criminal record Have you just stumbled across this? You can […]
Can employment law help you if you’re refused a job or been badly treated by your employer as a result of your criminal record?
Anybody with a criminal record will, at one time or another, have come across some form of negativity or discrimination when applying for work. Many employers simply don’t know enough about criminal record disclosure legislation and have little understanding of what they can and can’t do. If your conviction is spent, then you will have […]
Our helpline is the forefront of the direct support that we provide, and since we launched it in 2008 it’s only ever been open during normal office working hours. As part of providing information, advice and support for people with convictions, we’re always looking at ways to improve and make it more accessible. We have […]
Is there anything stopping you applying to come off the Sex Offenders Register if you’ve got an indefinite registration requirement?
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request undertaken by BBC News earlier this year, showed that around 50% of applications allowed under a review process (introduced in 2010 to allow people to apply to be removed from the sex offenders register) were successful. The same FOI request stated that approximately 700 people on the register had […]
If you have a spent conviction and are suffering reputational harm or distress as a result of material about that conviction being published online and/or which features in online searches against your name, legal remedies may be available. The publication of an item, article or link which refers to a spent conviction and identifies the […]
Welcome to our monthly summary for September 2016. 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 other news and developments that might be of interest to people with a criminal record Have you just stumbled across this? You can […]