Unlocking banking: impact report: developing effective, efficient & secure access to banking for people in prison before release: [summary]: summary

Document type
Summary
Corporate author(s)
Unlock (Organisation)
Publisher
Unlock
Date of publication
2 July 2014
Subject(s)
Resettlement, Offenders, Criminal Justice Services, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

Download (199KB )

Providing access to banking for people in prison before release is one of the foundations of successful resettlement and provides a positive contribution towards reducing re-offending. For the majority of people in prison, the aspiration of opening a basic bank account before release was, before this project began in 2005, unachievable. In many cases, prisons were unable to engage with local branches of banks, leading to frustration and wasted resources on both sides.

This report is designed to summarise and reflect on the progress that has been made to date in enabling prisoners to open basic bank accounts, as well as outline some of the key priority areas moving forward. The main focus of the report is on the latter part of the project, which was the national campaign which ran from 2010 to 2014. 

Related to Resettlement

Nacro housing annual review 2014/15

This report outlines the achievements of Nacro's Housing Resettlement Service (HRS) in 2014/15. In that year 2,101 people…

Rebuilding lives: longer-term outcomes for homeless people who are resettled: summary of findings and implications for practice: pre-review version: summary

Since the early 1990s, the government has invested hugely in tackling homelessness and its prevention and alleviation, and…

Joint thematic inspection of resettlement services to children by youth offending teams and partner agencies

This inspection was led by HMI Probation, in collaboration with partner inspectorates, in response to the findings from the…

A good life: exploring what matters to people facing multiple and complex needs

This report presents findings from research with a group of individuals with multiple and complex needs due to drug dependency…

More items related to this subject

Related to Unlock

10 things about criminal records: a guide for employability professionals supporting people into work

This publication is a guide for practitioners (employability officers, job centre advisors, probation officers, career advisors) who support people with criminal records trying to find employment.

Disclosure of youth criminal records: written response to Justices Committee inquiry

Unlock provides a response to the Justice Committee enquiry into the system governing the disclosure of youth criminal records.Amongst the 10.5 mio people in England and Wales with a criminal

Criminal convictions and insurance: briefing for insurers

Downloadable briefing which aims to help insurers to understand disclosure periods for offences.

Criminal convictions and insurance: briefing for insurers

Unlock briefs on recent changes to legislation on how third parties can access criminal record details and legislation determining when convictions become spent.The briefing aims to help insurers

More items related to this publisher