News

This section features news that is relevant to people with convictions. This includes news covered in the press, or announcements from government or other organisations.

Unlock also publishes its own news. These are not automatically posted on this site, but you visit the News & Media section of Unlock’s website for the latest news posts.

Unlock also publishes information updates. These are published on the information hub.

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If you come across some recent news that you think affects people with convictions (either positively or negatively), please let us know – email therecord@outlook.com

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CRB + ISA = DBS

As many regular readers (and followers of Unlock on Twitter) will already know, on December 1st 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau was merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) to become the Disclosure & Barring Service. For some time now, Unlock has been working on detailed guidance on

Convictions and Employment Law

Following a detailed piece of work for Unlock by a volunteer, we’ve recently published our first ever detailed guide on the issue of convictions and employment law. We’re hoping that it will help to inform people about where they stand with employers when it comes to their

Is it spent now?

New guide on ROA changes published Just before the Christmas holidays, we published a brief guide to the planned changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, as enacted by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. It’s available to download as a PDF

User Voice at Children’s Commissioner Takeover Day 2012

Zak On Friday 23 November, Zak* was invited to take part in the Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day, a national event which gives children and young people the chance to shadow jobs and have their voices heard A number of young people from around the country spent the