Digital Identity

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

Digital identity checking allows organisations to verify prospective employees’ identities anytime, anywhere. DDC’s digital identity for DBS and right to work solution uses consistent and more secure methods, reducing risk and allowing recruitment in a safer way.

What is digital identity?

Digital identity is a 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:

Digital identity for DBS and right to work checks

Digital 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

Remote 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 ID help streamline your DBS and right to work checks?

Our digital identity service for DBS and right to work utilises our DDC ID app which links directly to our secure online DBS and pre-employment screening platform.

DDC’s digital identity service provides a quick and simple solution ensuring compliance with DBS document guidelines and right to work legislation. So, using the DDC ID app you can obtain both checks, with just one scan, without ever having to see original documents.

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?

If you’re interested in adding digital identity to your DBS and right to work checking process or would like to discuss how Digital Identity can fit into your process, get in touch today at

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