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Swansea taxi drivers are being trained to spot signs of child abuse
By EPerkins1 | Posted: February 20, 2017

TAXI drivers across Swansea are being offered free training to help safeguard the most vulnerable in the city.

They are the latest to be trained up and so far more than 5,000 Swansea Council employees including plumbers, carpenters, accountants and call-centre operators, are also equipped to act if they are worried about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult.

Free short training sessions are now being rolled out to hackney carriage and private hire drivers, as they work within the night time economy and are able to play a key role in getting help for children and vulnerable adults.

The sessions are being staged in March and have been tailor-made for drivers.

Similar training will be offered to other key groups in the future by the local authority.

Christine Richards, Swansea Council deputy leader and the council's corporate lead for safeguarding, said: "Many people may already know Swansea Council's top priority is safeguarding.

"We believe it means that if people see something or hear something that they feel isn't quite right about a child or adult who seems vulnerable, then they should pass concerns on to the police or the council.

"Over the last couple of years council staff have had training so that when they are out and about doing their jobs, they have an understanding of what to look for and what to do.

"We are now inviting members of the taxi trade to attend sessions that will be tailored for them."

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She added: "They are important partners as they may very well find themselves in a position where they can make a real difference to a child or adults safety.

"It can be daunting if they hear or see something that they don't think is quite right.

"What this training will do is help them recognise potential issues and give them details of who they can talk to."

The 90-minute sessions are being held at different times on March 7, 10, 16, 17, 20 and 21.

Bosses at Swansea Council have launched the sessions on a free and completely voluntary basis.

It comes ahead of the UK Government considering mandatory safeguarding training for all taxi drivers.

People are able to search through dedicated pages on its website for advice about safeguarding adults and children.

Go to www.swansea.gov.uk/safeguardingadults or www.swansea.gov.uk/safeguardingchildren

Liz Perkins / Elizabeth.perkins@swwmedia.co.uk/ @lizperkinspost


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