Are you from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background and have a criminal record? We want to hear from you!
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About this survey
A criminal record can be a real obstacle in getting on in life. But what we don’t know is if people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups face additional barriers that white people don’t.

Unlock is an independent charity for people with criminal records. We’re collecting evidence that will help us to better understand the barriers that BAME groups face in terms of their criminal record.

Our focus is mainly on the issues that people face after they’ve received their criminal record. However, we’re also keen to identify any issues that BAME groups might face earlier on in the process of getting a criminal record that have an impact later on in terms of the criminal record and its consequences on them.

We’re keen to hear from a wide range of voices, not just those that have been to prison. So, whether you’ve been to prison, given probation, fined or given a caution, we want to hear from you.

We’ve put together a short online survey for people with a criminal record – it should only take 10-15 minutes to complete, and all responses will be confidential and no personal details shared externally.

Your answers will directly inform our recommendations for structural and practical changes. These recommendations will be shared with people who have the power to make changes.

There’s also an option to put your email address if you’re happy for us to contact you about your response. For more details on what we do with your personal data, see our privacy policy, available at http://www.unlock.org.uk/privacy/.

We also welcome responses from practitioners and organisations that have experience in this area. If that's you, you can share your thoughts by emailing them to policy@unlock.org.uk.

The initial deadline for responses is 5pm on Thursday 20th December.

Thank you for your support.

How would you describe your ethnic background? *
The options below are based on the self defined ethnicity codes 18+1
How old are you? *
Please select the gender that best represents you *
How many years ago was your last conviction/caution? *
Your answer
At what point did you receive your first (or only) conviction/caution? *
What type of criminal record do you have? *
Select all that apply
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What was the nature of your offence? *
In your own words, please describe the details of your criminal record *
It is helpful if you can explain things like the number of convictions and/or cautions, when they were, and the sentence(s) you received
Your answer
What problems have you faced as a result of your criminal record? *
Please select all that apply
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Please explain the problems you have faced as a result of your criminal record *
This is the place to explain the problems you've indicated above. If there is more than one, please explain them one by one. If you've faced no problems, please put N/A
Your answer
Thinking about all the problems you’ve faced as a result of your criminal record, would you say your ethnic background has made these problems: *
If relevant, please explain how your ethnic background has made these problems easier or harder.
Your answer
Thinking about all the problems you’ve faced as a result of your criminal record, which of these has been the biggest problem? *
Your answer
And thinking about the biggest problem you’ve faced, would you say your ethnic background has made it: *
If relevant, please explain how your ethnic background has made the problem easier or harder.
Your answer
What support services did you find helpful? *
For example, probation, citizens advice, law centre, specific charities
Your answer
If you've had a full-time job, how old were you when you got your first full-time job? *
Your answer
How confident are you that you understand your criminal record and whether it will become spent and/or filtered? *
What three things do you think could help BAME people with criminal records? *
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If you’re happy for us to contact you about your response, please enter your email address here
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How did you find out about this survey? *
If you're not already on Unlock's mailing list, would you like to be added to receive news for people with criminal records? If so, please enter your email address here
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