Child Protection Policy

We take child protection seriously at Phoenix Taxis

Child Protection Policy 

The Children’s Act 1989 defines a Young Person as being under the age of 18.

1. Phoenix understands the moral and legal responsibilities to implement procedures for the purpose of providing a service of care and to safeguard the wellbeing of young people. All of our drivers must have an enhanced DBS certificate to drive and transport any of our passengers.

2. The safety and welfare of children and young people is of our primary concern to us.

3. We respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of our younger customers.

4. We aim to ensure that all young people, no matter what their age, culture, disability, gender, language, race or religion are provided a safe and friendly service from Phoenix Taxis.

5. Phoenix aim to develop positive attitudes in order to protect all children and young people who travel using our service enabling them to arrive at their destination satisfied.

6. We encourage our staff, drivers and passenger transport assistants to safeguard and protect young people from abuse and themselves against false allegations.

7. Phoenix requires all drivers working with children to sign a code of conduct to ensure the safeguard and welfare of our younger customers.

8. We recognise that it is the responsibility of each of our drivers to ensure the safety of all our younger customers.

9. It is the responsibility of child protection professionals to determine whether or not abuse has taken place but it is everyone’s responsibility to report any concerns.

10. Confidentiality should be upheld in line with the Data Protection Act 1998, the Human Rights Act 2002 and the Freedom of Information Act.