OUR SERVICE - WORKING FOR YOUWakefield Council has been a Registered Body with the DBS since the introduction of CRB checks in March 2002.We have a wide range of experience and knowledge of DBS legislation and processing of the relevant checks.We have recently expanded our status to become an Umbrella Body and the Wakefield Council online system means we can now carry out online DBS checks for all our employees as well as our partner organisations.DBS ChecksOur Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) process is a quick, easy and secure means of obtaining a DBS check which allows employers to access the criminal record history of people working, or seeking to work, in certain positions, especially those that involve working with children or vulnerable adults and for other legislative requirements such as taxi licensing.Wakefield Council offers employers an online DBS service and we are confident that this provides one of the fastest and simplest criminal record checking services available. Over 85% of Enhanced DBS checks are returned within 5 - 8 working days.**The turnaround time for DBS checks can take longer if you have a common name, have changed your name, have multiple addresses or if you have prior convictions.The benefits are:No more paper No more chasing Disclosure Certificates No more postage costs No more lost formsAutomatic error checking100% secure access, anywhere, by PC, laptop or iPhoneCompliance with the General Data Protection RegulationsQuicker decisions
Financial Advice & Guidance
Financial Services aims to provide a range of financial support services designed to support maintained schools and to act as the schools’ finance business partner of choice.
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Wakefield Quality Standards Framework
The Quality Standards Framework for SEND is a tool that supports schools and settings in reflecting upon their SEND practice; identifying areas of strength and areas for development. Along with the framework itself there are a number of reference documents to help schools and settings to recognise “what good looks like”, enabling comparison and providing a springboard for potential future development. A development planning document is also included in the framework.
Learning Support Service
The Learning Support Service provides all primary and secondary settings within the Wakefield local authority area with an advisory teacher to support school-aged pupils with cognition, learning or language needs. We work with a range of cognitive difficulties including Severe and Moderate Learning Difficulties; Specific Learning Difficulties and Speech and Language needs where pupils have weak expressive or receptive vocabularies.