Some local authorities require that you pass a safeguarding course in order to be licensed to drive a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire vehicle. To find out if your local authority requires you to take a safeguarding course please contact them directly. You should also check that we already work with your local authority to carry out a safeguarding course on their behalf.
The objective of this course is to enable existing and new taxi drivers to develop their understanding of how to safeguard and protect children, young people and vulnerable adults as well as how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child, young person or vulnerable adult has been abused.
This qualification is suitable for all persons and will provide an understanding of safeguarding which can be used in a workplace, activity group or any instance where a person comes into contact with children or adults at risk. The qualification provides learners with the knowledge to identify a safeguarding concern, record a disclosure and report to the appropriate person.
You can download our information PDF by clicking on the link below:
Download Safeguarding (Distance Learning) Info PDF
The course fee is £40.00
What you must bring
- Your driving licence.
- If you have the old style (non-photocard) licence, then you must also bring a valid passport.
Amending or cancelling your Safeguarding Course
You can amend or cancel your Safeguarding Course once it has been booked. Please call us on 0330 111 7230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to do this. Please ensure you give enough notice to amend or cancel – you must give at least 4 clear working days notice so that you don’t lose your fee (working days = Monday to Friday, not including bank holidays. 4 clear working days, does not include the day you inform us you would like to cancel or the date of the Safeguarding Course).