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Government proposes new guidance on taxi licensing to protect passengers

The Government has today (12th February 2019) launched a consultation on new rules for licensing authorities outlining how they should use their powers to protect passengers in taxis and minicabs from harm. These guidelines are intended to improve safety with enhanced safety standards for taxi and private hire vehicles, which will be consistent across the country. New safety measures proposed include recommending councils ensure every driver undergoes enhanced criminal record and background checks.

FGM Direct Work Toolkit

The National FGM Centre has developed a toolkit to help social workers carry out direct work with families and girls at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM), or who have undergone FGM. The toolkit provides plans for sessions aimed at children aged seven and older with separate activities for parents, carers and young people. An infographic showing the potential health consequences of FGM has also been published. Source: NSPCC Caspart Alert. 

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