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APPLICATION GUIDELINES AND RELEVANCE OF CONVICTIONS POLICY HACKNEY CARRIAGE & PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE DRIVERS AND PRIVATE HIRE OPERATORS
Hackney carriage and private hire vehicle drivers and operators are in a position of trust in respect of the safety and welfare of their passengers. The Licensing Authority, through its Licensing Team, is committed to ensuring hackney carriage and private hire vehicle drivers & operators are “fit and proper” to undertake their work.
To support this commitment this council has reviewed its Application Policy and Guidelines Relating to the Relevance of Convictions. The changes were made in order to have a policy that better reflects current thinking in light of recent safeguarding issues revealed in the Rotherham area and other associated cases.
The document has been produced with reference to discussions with other Lincolnshire Licensing Authorities and guidelines issued by the Local Government Association.
The relevance of convictions guidelines are essentially a yardstick against which the seriousness of offences can be judged, in terms to the impact they should have in determining a licence application or, if the licence has been granted, what effect they should have on an individual’s continuing suitability to hold that licence.
It is considered good practice to produce policies and guidelines of this kind to assist decision-making and allow applicants to understand, in advance, what the Licensing Authority would generally consider to be acceptable when judging a candidate’s fitness for licensing.
A copy of the Application Policy and Guidelines relating to the relevance of convictions can be viewed here Convictions Policy [92kb]
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