Safeguarding Training For Taxi Drivers

CPD Approved
Safeguarding for Taxi Drivers
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£31 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

All taxi drivers are responsible for safeguarding their passengers, especially children and adults at risk. They are also well-positioned to recognise concerns linked to members of the public and to notice signs of criminal activity in the area where they work. It is essential that all taxi drivers know the signs of abuse and exploitation and can detect these and report any concerns appropriately.

This course will teach you how to fulfil your responsibilities by explaining what safeguarding means and outlining who a passenger at risk is. It explains the common types of abuse and exploitation which people may experience, how to recognise when this may be happening and how to report your concerns accurately. It also outlines the variety of ways that concerns may come to your attention.

  • Developed by safeguarding professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day
  • Downloadable module recaps of key learning points

What you'll learn

By completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe who a passenger at risk is and know how to help protect them.
  • Outline the different types of abuse that passengers may be experiencing.
  • Recognise when a passenger may need help.
  • Report safeguarding concerns through the correct referral processes.

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Why take this course?

It is challenging to put an exact number on the amount of people suffering abuse and exploitation in the UK. This is because many cases go unnoticed and unreported. As a taxi driver, you have a duty of care to all passengers, and as someone who works with members of the public and within the local community, you are in a key position to spot signs that someone may be in need of help.

This course will teach you how to fulfil your safeguarding duties and understand the guidance and legislation associated with your role. It outlines good safeguarding practices and how to remain professional. The correct course of action to take if a concern comes to your attention is also covered.

Course content

1Introduction to Safeguarding

This module will provide an overview of safeguarding and how it applies to your role and responsibilities. It will also outline what makes a passenger ‘at risk’ and how you can recognise them.

2Recognising Types of Abuse

This module will cover different types of abuse and exploitation and outline the signs and indicators that can help you to recognise when it may be taking place. It will also highlight the impact of abuse and exploitation and the consequences for victims.

3Responding to Safeguarding Concerns

This module will cover the various ways safeguarding concerns may come to your attention and detail when, how and to whom you should report them. This module also provides key information on good safeguarding practices and where to turn for further sources of support and advice.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for anybody who drives a taxi or other licensed private hire vehicle. It is also suitable for non-driving employees within a taxi organisation, such as those in admin roles and suits both small and larger companies.

This course is written at an introductory level, meaning that previous knowledge is not required.

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Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training.

Simply click the "Get Started" button on the email, and from there you can select whether the training is for yourself or for your team.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.