FAQs

Is digital identity available for volunteer DBS checks?

December 8th, 2022 by Abbie Tigedi

Yes, digital identity can be utilised for DBS applications including volunteers.  

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Will I be able to use the original process and digital identity?

December 8th, 2022 by Abbie Tigedi

Yes, you will be able to utilise a hybrid identity checking process to ensure all of your applicants can successfully complete a DBS and Right to Work check. Therefore, a combination of verifying original documents and digital identity can be used.

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Can anyone use digital identity technology?

December 8th, 2022 by Abbie Tigedi

Unfortunately, not all applicants will be able to utilise this technology. The expectation is that digital identity tools will continue to improve, and more and more individuals will have the required smartphones and scannable documents. There have been a lot of discussions about the accessibility of digital identity for those without the capability, access to […]

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Will employers still be required to verify original documents?

December 8th, 2022 by Abbie Tigedi

If employers decide to utilise the digital identity process, original documents do not have to be verified. There will be a streamlined process for the applicant to go through the completion of the application and have their identity verified in minutes and with no interaction from their prospective employer. This means less chasing your applicants, […]

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How will digital identity work?

December 7th, 2022 by Abbie Tigedi

DDC’s digital identity service works seamlessly with our bespoke and flexible pre-employment screening platform. There are a number of different service options depending on how much or how little you want to be involved. The applicant will be required to nominate their valid British passport. They will then be invited to download the DDC ID […]

Is digital identity optional?

December 7th, 2022 by Abbie Tigedi

Yes, the DBS and Home Office have been keen to stress that digital identity is an optional process. DDC has systems and processes in place to support organisations who wish not to implement digital identity for DBS and Right to Work checks. Getting started with DBS checks Getting started with right to work checks

Are DDC a certified identity checking service provider (IDSP)?

December 5th, 2022 by Abbie Tigedi

Yes. DDC’s digital identity service is certified against the Home Office digital identity trust framework. There are a number of schemes organisations can become certified against the framework and DDC are accredited for both the right to work and DBS schemes.  

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What are the DBS Filtering Rules for criminal check certificates?

November 27th, 2020 by Jonathan Bazely

On the 29th May 2013 legislation came into force that removed certain old and minor conviction information, from the Exceptions Order of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. In practical terms this means that not all conviction information will be displayed on a Standard or Enhanced DBS Disclosure. These rules are described as the DBS Filtering Rules. […]

How do I apply for a Basic Disclosure?

April 13th, 2019 by Jonathan Bazely

An individual can apply for their own Basic Disclosure. Those living and working in England and Wales can apply directly with the DBS on the gov.uk website. Those living and working in Scotland can apply directly with Disclosure Scotland on the mygov.scot website. Those living and working in Northern Ireland can apply directly with Access […]

What is a Section 128 check?

November 6th, 2018 by Jonathan Bazely

A Section 128 check, checks the names of individuals who are barred from taking part in the management of any independent or maintained school. The list is maintained by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) under the terms of direction from the Secretary of State for Education. On 1st April 2018 NCTL was […]