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We are Workplace Innovators that believe Safeguarding and Inclusion should not be competing interests.

We strive to improve the life chances of some of the most vulnerable people in society and ensure no one is left behind, by empowering organisations to give them a fair chance to compete for education, training, and meaningful employment opportunities.

We support organisations to embed a 360° approach to safer employment using a values-based approach to recruitment and retention so that they can tackle chronic skills gaps and develop their future workforce - whilst confidently and effectively tapping into potential talent from different pools. 

Dominic Headley

Dominic Headley, FRSA at the podium delivering a presentation

Dominic Headley FRSA

Director / Founder DHA

Dominic Headley is the Founder of Dominic Headley & Associates (DHA), a specialist consultancy practice that supports organisations to make informed decisions when considering applicants or existing staff, students or volunteers with criminal records; or subject to serious allegations.
Dominic is the UK’s foremost expert on criminal records and a trusted expert adviser to the government on criminal record policy.

Dominic was formerly Legal Officer for social justice charity, Nacro. During his time at Nacro, he was the architect of the ground-breaking employability initiative - Aeneid Project, created the Nacro Employer Advice Service, and authored Recruiting safely and fairly: a practical guide to employing ex-offenders. He is also a founding member and endorser of the Ban the Box campaign led by Business in the Community.

Prior to his role at Nacro, Dominic worked as an intelligence officer and analyst at the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) (now NCA), where he was deployed in a variety of roles, which included creating the High-Risk Mitigation and Due Diligence Team. 

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