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Unlock

AddressUnlock,
Maidstone Community Support Centre, 39-48 Marsham Street,
Maidstone,
Kent
PostcodeME14 1HH
DescriptionUnlock is an independent charity for people with convictions. They assist them to move on positively with their lives by empowering them with information, advice and support to enable them to overcome the stigma of their previous convictions.

They also seek to promote a fairer and more inclusive society by challenging unfair practices and promoting socially just alternatives.

Unlock therefore:

• Provides information, advice and support through their websites and helpline
• Pays attention to the problems that people face as a result of their criminal record through their helpline and forum
• Recruit and train people with convictions as volunteers to help support the information and advice they provide
• Support employers in the fair treatment of people with criminal records
• Help practitioners who support people with convictions by providing criminal record disclosure training and useful resources
• Pays attention to the problems that people face as a result of their criminal record through their helpline and forum
• Collect evidence and undertake research into the barriers caused by criminal convictions
• Challenge bad practice by employers and push for improvements to the way that criminal record checks operate
• Advocate for a fairer and more inclusive society by working at a policy level with Government, employers and others
Location
Website

Visit Unlock for further information.

Email addressadvice@unlock.org.uk
Telephone numberHelpline: 01634 247350 , text/whatsapp : 07824 113848
EligibilityAnyone with a criminal conviction.
CostsFree of charge
Opening timesHelpline open : Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm

Record last updated: 07 September 2016