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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:17 pm 
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Car pool form hounslow to upton court slough please any one know tell me as soon as possible


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:13 pm 
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What is it about Hounslow that although its schools are so dire that its DC have to be shipped off all over Greater London for their education, the place itself is so desirable that their parents cannot bear to sell up and move to wherever it is they are shipping their DC off to:?: .

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:02 am 
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...and are perfectly willing to hand their child over to strangers they have "met" on the internet....?

Raisa06 - some VERY important points to consider when looking for an urgent car pool:

Checklist when considering a car share:

• How much do you really know about the other parent from a child safeguarding point of view? (Remember, anyone working with children, e.g. bus drivers for the school service, must have a current DBS form.)

• How much do you really know about their driving skills? Have you seen their insurance and car roadworthy details? (Remember that public transport and dedicated school services are required to have these, to a high level.)

• How would you cope if your child fell out with the other children in the car pool, or wanted to do different after school activities, or didn't want to stay after school when the other children were staying late?

• How would you cope if one of the other car pool parents had their car break down, or off the road for some other reason, at short notice?

• What if it's your turn to drive, and you or your child is sick?

• What if the other family turns out to be unreliable, or the driver/their child is regularly late, or ill?

• What if the other child moves to a different school?

• What if one child needs to stay after school for an activity or event?

• What if the driver smokes when driving?

• What if the driver's conversation turns out to be objectionable or age inappropriate?


(With acknowledgements and thanks to one of our members who suggested that this guidance might prove helpful.)


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