Child exploitation guidance for taxi and private vehicle hire drivers
How does this affect the taxi and private hire industry?
Taxi drivers are in a unique position to help.
Evidence shows that taxis are often used to transport children (both girls and boys) between hotels, pubs and other places where they are exploited. So it’s not just a good idea for taxi drivers to be able to spot the signs of exploitation, it’s their responsibility. Exploited children are usually too terrified and ashamed to ask for help themselves. Taxi drivers are in a unique position to notice when all may not be right with passengers in their vehicle, pass their concerns on to the police - and potentially save a child from the nightmare of exploitation.