Digital Identity

DDC ID; The face of identity verification and compliance for DBS & right to work checks

Identity checking is evolving, are you ready?

Digital identity checking will mean organisations can verify prospective employees’ identities, using consistent and more secure methods, reducing risk and allowing recruitment in a safer way.

What is digital identity?

Digital identity is the new government approved method to verify the identity of candidates remotely during the recruitment process. The government’s intention is to enable organisations to use a certified digital identity service provider (IDSP) to carry out identity checks. This means that organisations can partner with an IDSP to carry out digital identity checking for:

DBS Checks

Employers can use an identity service provider (IDSP) to digitally verify an applicant’s identity as part of their DBS checks. IDSPs must be certified against the DBS scheme and meet the criteria set out in the Home Office trust framework

Right to Work Checks

Employers working with an identity service provider (IDSP) can now verify an applicant’s identity remotely. This means obtaining the required statutory excuse without having to meet them in person and check and copy their original identity documents.


How can DDC help with digital identity for DBS and right to work checks?

Due Diligence Checking is excited to announce that we will shortly be releasing our digital identity service for DBS and right to work checks. This will be incorporated into our existing online platform and utilises the brand new ‘DDC ID app’.

DDC’s digital identity service provides a quick and simple solution ensuring compliance with DBS document guidelines and right to work legislation.

The checks take a matter of minutes and the results are available immediately.

Streamlined Checking

This streamlined solution, supported by our exceptional customer service team, seamlessly integrates with our online platform providing safe identity verification.

Guidance For Applicants

Applicants will be invited to download the ‘DDC ID’ mobile application using simple onscreen guidance. They will then be guided on all the steps required to verify their documents remotely and undertake a liveness test.


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What does this mean for employers?

Industry information and our own research indicate that up to 72% of applicants will be able to verify their identity remotely. This means that organisations can now complete DBS and right to work checks without having to verify the original documents. The service is optional and used to process DBS or right to work checks only at present. By using a certified IDSP, organisations will benefit from:

  • Faster onboarding
  • Improved fraud detection and risk minimisation
  • No more paperwork
  • Fully logged and auditable DBS compliance and
  • Statutory excuse for right to work checks

How do I find out more?

We will be releasing more information via our news channels as the project progresses. If you would like to be notified when DDC’s Digital Identity Service become available, you can register your interest at

If you would like to discuss how Digital Identity can fit into your process, please contact the team on 0116 260 3055 or schedule a call by emailing

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