Taxi and private hire driver safeguarding training

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About the safeguarding training

Everyone should be aware of the well publicised issues relating to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s Hackney Carriage (Taxi) and Private Hire Licensing Policy states:

“The Council has a duty to protect those who are vulnerable.
The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and it is expected that the taxi and private hire trade share this commitment.
All licensed drivers must demonstrate successful completion of a prescribed safeguarding training course”

Any driver who has already successfully completed a recognized safeguarding course and can provide evidence to that effect will not be required to attend the Courses outlined below.

Please note that PATS training does not provide safeguarding training to the level that is required and holders of a PATS certificate must also attend a course unless additional safeguarding training has been completed and evidence is produced to that effect.

Any driver who has not undertaken training or is not able to provide evidence to show that they have must attend one of the courses outlined below.

Failure to do so may result in the suspension of your Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Driver’s Licence until such time as you are able to prove to The Council that you have attended a recognised safeguarding course that has been approved by the Gloucestershire Child Safeguarding Board.

Safeguarding training dates and times

A number of training sessions have been arranged which will be held at:

The Council Chamber,
Tewkesbury Borough Council Offices,
Gloucester Road,
Tewkesbury. GL20 5TT.

Please note that parking at the above is limited but there is overflow parking available on the left just before you enter the leisure centre car park.

The sessions will be held as follows:

  • Tuesday 8th May 2018
    • 09.30 - 12.30
    • 13.15 - 16.15
  • Thursday 10th May 2018
    • 10.30 - 13.30
  • Wednesday 25th April 2018
    • 09.30 - 12.30
    • 13.15 - 16.15
  • Friday 27th April 2018
    • 09.30 - 12.30
    • 13.15 - 16.15

Applying for safeguarding training

Each will last no more than 3 hours and will cost £30.00 (this is a reduced price for these courses only, any additional courses after these dates will be charged at £35.00).

It is your responsibility to book yourself on to a session that is convenient to you and also to pay the course fee at the time of booking.

You will also need to produce your drivers badge when you attend the session that you have booked.

To make a booking and payment please use our safeguarding training online application form.

Contact us

Should you need any assistance or advice please contact the licensing team on 01684 272167 or 01684 272284.