Select your area

show areas

hide areas

Organisation: Unlock

Back to map


Unlock is an independent award-winning national charity that provides a voice and support for people with convictions who are facing stigma and obstacles because of their criminal record.

We run a number of websites, including an information hub, which is the country’s most comprehensive source of online information on a wide range of issues that criminal convictions can affect, including disclosing to employers, criminal record checks, buying insurance, housing and travel abroad.

We have a disclosure calculator, which makes it simple to calculate when convictions become ‘spent’ and no longer need to be disclosed for most jobs and insurance.

We also run an online peer-to-peer forum and an online magazine, theRecord.

Our confidential peer helpline responds to queries from people with convictions, including by telephone, email, WhatsApp and letter.

Visit hub: for contact details.

Pathways Covered

Attitudes, thinking and behaviour


What we do

Unlock provide support for people with convictions including:

  • Information Hub
  • Conviction Calculator
  • Helpline

Where we do it

National charity

How to access

Visit the hub:

Call: 01634 247350

Text: 07824 113848