At the LGA Taxi and Private Hire
Conference held on Thursday the 19 March 2015 at Manchester City Council Town
Hall the following advice regarding completion of the Disclosure Application
form in respect of Taxi and Private Hire Drivers was given by members of the
DBS Policy and Stakeholder Relations Teams.
"Taxi and Private Hire drivers, whilst not in regulated employment fall
into a special category and are definitely entitled to have a request for an
Enhanced Level Disclosure made. In order to minimise the possibility of
any delays the folowing points should be remembered:
61 line 1, The workforce type box should be OTHER WORKFORCE
61 line 2 The post type box should be TAXI Licence/PH licence
Also both the “entitled to check” boxes, CHILD and ADULT can be selected X
Following these simple points will mean
that the police will automatically look at these Disclosure applications so as
to ensure that all convictions etc are disclosed and should relevant non
conviction list information be recorded then that will be considered by the
police for the possibility of disclosure. BARRED list information will also be
provided in respect of both the children and vulnerable adult lists.
It was highlighted that if someone is shown as BARRED then as taxi/ph driving
is not regulated employment being barred does not necessarily preclude
licensing but, for example, a child employment barred applicant could not
be permitted to undertake school or child transportation contract work.
DBS also stated that if Licensing staff were unsure if a driver whose licence had
been revoked should be referred to DBS for a barring decision then informal
telephone contact could be made in the first instance to and the contact details for this
can be found on the DBS website"