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Who Are DDC?

Some facts, basic information and history of Due Diligence Checking Ltd.

Due Diligence Checking Ltd (DDC) is a dedicated DBS (Umbrella Body) and pre-employment screening provider, registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service, Disclosure Scotland, Access Northern Ireland and the Professional Background Screening Association. We have been operating as a DBS Umbrella Body since 2002 and currently have over 12,000 registered clients. We submit over 150,000 pre-employment applications per year.

At DDC, we take pride in providing a comprehensive, high-quality service for DBS and pre-employment checks that helps organisations make safer employment decisions. Our service is built on our core principles of providing a secure, reliable and professional service.

DDC’s business and pre-employment screening application processes have been certified as compliant with both the ISO 9001 quality management standard and the ISO 27001 information security management standard.

DDC prides itself on supporting all types of organisations from small local charities to large national organisations from all sectors including Government, finance and insurance, health and social care and education.

Our History

DDC has been processing DBS checks since 2002 when originally formed to support businesses and schools to obtain criminal record checks.

As a Registered Body and an Umbrella Body, we can process applications on behalf of other organisations for all levels of criminal record check.  In 2009 DDC became one of the first Umbrella Bodies to become approved by the DBS to submit checks via the e-bulk system. Almost all DDC’s applications for DBS checks are sent electronically via eBulk to the DBS. Not only does this speed up the process but also helps check for errors before applications get to the DBS. Clients and applicants have access to a unique online area from where all checks can be initiated, tracked and resulting Disclosure numbers obtained.

As the demands of our clients have changed, so have our processes and system. In 2017 we expanded our services to provide a comprehensive range of pre-employment checks including references, adverse credit, right to work and more. Our online platform allows clients to manage all their pre-employment checks in one single management interface. DDC are passionate about getting it right the first time and the systems and processes in place support clients throughout the recruitment process, empowering them to recruit talent quicker and easier.

Since operating in 2002, we have always strived to offer the highest level of service to all our customers. Our industry leading and award-winning technology is supported by a dedicated team of countersignatories and agents. The team are on hand to deal with enquiries, questions and help process all applications as quickly and effortlessly as possible. The ethos of DDC has always been to do as much work for the client as possible whilst keeping them informed at every stage.

DDC’s online platformDBS Ckecks

At DDC we develop all our software in-house so we have full control of the direction and priority of improving systems and processes. This has allowed us to incorporate many new functionalities at the request of our clients, and keep on top of legislative changes and updates to benefit our clients

We are passionate about using industry leading and innovative technology to enhance the user experience for both clients and applicants. The system is designed to provide a flexible solution to accommodate all our clients and to ensure safer employment decisions can be made.

The online platform is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and clients and applicants can easily access the system on laptops, tablets and ‘smart phones’.

Whether you are a member of an experienced recruitment team looking to outsource certain parts of your process, or you are a small business that has only just started requiring DBS and pre-employment checks,  we can provide all the support you need.

With DDC, you can rely on a hassle-free service that allows you to focus on your own business.