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Neil – A successful appeal to work in the security industry

Neil was working for a security company when his licence expired. He was shocked when the Security Industry Authority refused to renew it after changing its policies so that it no longer employed anyone who had been in prison for more than 24 months. Neil had a three-year prison sentence dating back 28 years.

“It was something that I did when I was really young,” he says. “I thought because I had lost my licence I wouldn’t get any more work. I went to the Citizens Advice Bureau and they put me in touch with Unlock.”

Unlock provided advocacy and helped Neil make submissions when the case went to court. He won the case, got his license back and won half his court costs.

“I wouldn’t have won the case without Unlock’s help.”


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