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Guidance for Taxi/Transport Requests

AMENDMENT

This chapter was revised in December 2020.

Taxis should only be used to transport parents and their children in exceptional circumstances when no other alternative can be identified.

  • All requests for financial support towards taxi or transportation costs must include the following information;
    • Name of child(ren);
    • ICS identification number;
    • Dates of Birth;
    • Details of proposed journey - from which address and to where, frequency of journey, reason for journey, and what alternative methods have been considered, cost of journey;
    • Budget Code for specific team.
  • Requests for taxis must only be made in exceptional circumstances. Consideration needs to be given to alternative sources of transport;
  • The request will come from the social worker and will be approved by the Team Manager;
  • The request will be sent to cscadmin@knowsley.gov.uk and Business Support will contact the taxi company directly;
  • All Transport/taxi arrangements can be agreed for a maximum of one months at a time and must then be reviewed by the head of service.

Trix procedures

Only valid for 48hrs