Dominic Headley & Associates
Dominic Headley & Associates (DHA) is a specialist training and consultancy practice founded by one of the UK’s leading experts in criminal record policy and safer recruitment. We bring much needed innovation to the key areas of recruiting safely, safeguarding and inclusion within the workplace and educational environments.

DHA uses a combination of innovative methods that empower employers and other organisations to safeguard their environment effectively. We support them to make informed recruitment or admissions decisions when considering applicants from excluded groups which enables them to address their skills shortages through accessing and retaining talent from a much-overlooked pool.

Our essential work to support employers develop their workforce of the future is even more critical in light of Brexit. As Workplace Innovators, our unique offer helps businesses grow more efficiently, effectively and sustainably. We also remove barriers to opportunity for excluded groups including people with convictions), which in turn strengthens communities.

DHA provides expert advice, support and consultancy services on recruiting and retaining staff, volunteers and apprentices from excluded groups, and guidance on dealing with safeguarding and criminal conduct concerns within the workplace. We develop and deliver bespoke training packages on safer recruitment or admissions, safeguarding and criminal record disclosure.

We also offer capacity building support for organisations on-boarding/supporting excluded groups (e.g. development of sector based work academies). We thrive on working on projects and in partnerships that challenge the status quo.