SERVICES TAILORED FOR EMPLOYERS & ORGANISATIONS
DHA provides a wide range of services for organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors on safe and inclusive recruitment and admissions – and dealing effectively with safeguarding-related conduct concerns.
Strategic and operational support
DHA are the foremost experts in the UK on dealing with criminal records or serious allegation issues within the workplace and educational environments.
We provide expert advice and operational
support to employers across all sectors on safe and fair recruitment, risk assessment, and dealing with safeguarding-related conduct concerns relating to applicants, existing staff, students, or volunteers.
Our consultancy services are tailored to help organisations improve their recruitment and retention, risk management, and safeguarding policies and practices.
Our work also seeks to help clients minimise the costs of failed recruitment, unnecessary investigatory and disciplinary proceedings, avoidable employment tribunals, and other potential legal pitfalls.
Training for organisations
DHA develops and delivers a range of training workshops for employers and education providers on safe and fair recruitment or safer admissions.
Our interactive and engaging workshops:
Increase understanding of the legal rights and responsibilities when considering applicants or existing staff, students, or volunteers with criminal records, or subject to serious allegations.
Give delegates the knowledge and tools to make informed recruitment, admissions, and retention decisions when dealing with people with convictions.
Increase understanding of how to gather and share effective references and conduct information to fulfil legal requirements and safeguarding responsibilities.
Increase understanding of how to manage and mitigate any potential risks involved confidently and effectively.
Disclosure training for practitioners
DHA delivers interactive, and engaging criminal record disclosure workshops for front-line advisers increasing their confidence when supporting people with convictions into employment or training.
Our training is informed by our unique experience as renowned advocates for people with convictions, unrivalled expertise on criminal records, and working directly with employers, education, and training providers.
Full-day workshop includes:
Learn about the ROA Exceptions Order self-disclosure rules DBS filtering rules, DBS checks and DBS eligibility
How to confidently and effectively support clients prepare for disclosure in a positive way – when or if it is required
How to advocate for clients so that they can access meaningful training and employment opportunities.
Legal briefings, webinars and events
DHA develops, delivers and hosts legal briefings, stakeholder engagement and employer events, and webinars throughout the UK.
Tapping into New Talent - Corbett Network, 2018
Mind the Gap Roadshows - CITB, 2017-2020
DBS Annual Conference - 2020, 2021
Seeing Potential - Skills for Care and DWP - 2019
Recruiting from a Different Pool - Lord Mayor of London and The Corbett Network, 2021
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Business Summit - 2019, 2022, 2023
Events are delivered or hosted in-person or online depending on the client's or project's requirements.
Guidance, resources and publications
We develop bespoke practical guidance for employers across a range of sectors on safe and inclusive recruitment.
Recent guidance, resources and publications:
Safe and fair recruitment: a guide to carrying out pre-employment checks in social care (updated Jan 2024)
Recruiting safely and fairly: a practical guide to employing people with convictions (updated Jan 2024)
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974: Nacro guidance (updated Oct 2023)
DBS filtering rules: Nacro guidance for employers (updated Oct 2023)
Mind the Gap: a practical guide to employing people with convictions in the construction industry (updated Jan 2024)