SCOPE OF THIS CHAPTERThis guidance contains information for staff and carers in relation to the use mopeds and motorbikes by young people under the age of 18 years who are Looked After. It was added to the procedures manual in August 2018.
All requests for permission to acquire and ride mopeds and motorbikes should be made to the Service Manager. Before making a decision the following will need to be evidenced to the decision maker.
The risk assessment will be signed off by the Service Manager, young person, carer and social worker. Any breeches or additional risks will require an updated risk assessment and may lead to permission being withdrawn.
The young person will need to produce their driving licence.
Following the authorisation of the risk assessment, the Service Manager in conjunction with the child's social worker, supervising social worker or residential worker will develop a plan of training to support the young person's skill development and road safety awareness.
This will include:
PLEASE NOTE - In relation to push bikes, carers are reminded that before allowing young people to ride on the road they should ensure the young person has passed a cycling proficiency course and that the young person has appropriate head gear.
Only valid for 48hrs