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Posted on: November 1st 2017Information for Parents

Reigate & Banstead Survey for parents who use taxis to/from school

Message from Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

If you use taxis to drop off or pick up your children from school, we would like to hear from you. We would be grateful if you could complete our survey regarding proposals for mandatory child sexual exploitation awareness (CSE) training and a proposed new convictions policy for all private hire and taxi drivers.

You can take part in the consultation at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/driverconvictions or find out more on our website.   

The changes are being proposed by all districts and boroughs in Surrey to help provide a consistent approach to the training and assessment of drivers. This means someone who fails to get a licence in one part of Surrey, cannot apply to another as all councils will apply the same approach.

The changes also include the introduction of mandatory safeguarding training for taxi drivers who want to get or keep a licence. This will help drivers be more aware of and help spot signs of CSE and inform them of the best ways to report concerns for children or vulnerable adults at risk.

The consultation closes on Monday 4 December.

Thank you for your time.

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate RH2 0SH