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Summary of updates – March 2015

Here’s a summary of the updates that we’ve made recently to our Information Hub.

There are links within each update to where you can find more information about the update on our Hub. There are also links next to many of the updates, which link to threads on our online forum where you can discuss these with other members of the forum.

Work and Volunteering

  • Friendly employers – We’ve developed some new information, identifying a number of employers who, either as a result of their recruitment process or company ethics, have a positive attitude towards people with convictions. Many individuals will feel more confident applying for jobs with companies who they believe are more ‘friendly’ towards people with convictions. Further information can be found here. If you know of any companies who are not on this list, please drop us an email to or put a post on the Unlock forum.
  • Support getting into work – We have expanded this section of the Hub by including details of some social enterprises who specifically assist people with convictions in getting back into employment. Have a look at who they are here. If you’ve had any dealings with any of these organisations, post your comments on the forum.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service – The DBS have finally changed their Helpline telephone number – it’s now 03000 200 190. Calls to 03 numbers will cost the same as calls to geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02), and be included as part of any inclusive call minutes or discount schemes in the same way as geographic calls.


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