This section is for insurance companies.

Best practice guidance for insurers

In January 2016, Unlock published a briefing for insurers. This was, in part, to go alongside a workshop that Unlock ran for members of the Association of British Insurers.

In partnership with Unlock, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) published a best-practice guide for insurers in March 2014.

This was originally published in February 2011 and was updated in March 2014 to reflect recent changes in consumer insurance law and changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

Use of enforced subject access requests

In September 2015, the ABI published guidance on (not) using enforced subject access requests to find out about criminal records.

Download: Enforced Subject Access: Disclosure of Criminal Convictions [PDF] (Note: This is an external link – get more information on our external links)

There is more information about enforced subject access requests in our briefing for insurers and on our main website.

Can you offer insurance to people with unspent convictions?

If you are an insurance company who can offer insurance to people with unspent convictions and would like to be included in our list of insurers, please download and complete our Questionnaire for Insurers and return it:

  1. By email to
  2. By post to Debbie Sadler, Unlock, MCSC, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1HH
Download: Questionnaire for insurers [PDF]
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