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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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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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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Moving on: Unlock, who are we and what do we do?

This month, we’ve written a further article for InsideTime ‘Through the Gate’ Section which gives a bit more information about who Unlock are. A copy of the article can be found below. Since 2016, Unlock has written regularly for Inside Time’s ‘Through the Gate’ section which focuses on some of the issues that people leaving […]

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Helpline closing for office move

Our helpline will be closed on Monday 3rd June 2019 as we’re moving offices (we’re staying in the same building; so not going far). All being well, we expect to reopen at 10am on Tuesday 4th June. Whilst we’re closed, you can drop us an email, text or WhatsApp message. Our contact details can be […]

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Christmas closing

Our helpline will be closed for the Christmas holidays from 4pm on Friday 21st December and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Whilst we’re closed, you can drop us an email, text or WhatsApp message or write to us. Our contact details can be found here. We promise to respond to every […]

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Moving on: Setting up your own business

This month, we’ve written a further article for InsideTime ‘Through the Gate’ Section which focuses on setting up your own business following release from prison. A copy of the article can be found below. Many of us have thought about starting our own business at some point. However, not many people get around to trying […]

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Are you from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background and have a criminal record?

A criminal record can be a real obstacle in getting on in life. But what we don’t know is if people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups face additional barriers that white people don’t. Unlock is an independent charity for people with criminal records. We’re collecting evidence that will help us to better […]

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