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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
  • Last updated : 9 May 2011

The Wheels Project is committed to ensuring that your personal information is used properly and is kept securely.  This Privacy Policy explains how We will collect and use your personal information through Our website http://www.wheelsproject.org.uk.  This Privacy Policy forms part of the Terms of Use.

By submitting personal information to the Website during a visit to the Website, you are consenting to the processing of such personal information by Us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Data Controller

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is David Glossop, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Collection of your personal information

When you visit the Website, you may be asked to provide information about yourelf, for example when you contact Us by email with an enquiry or with feedback.  You may also provide personal information to Us when you contact Us by email, telephone or letter.  When you provide personal information to Us or We collect personal information from other sources, We will treat that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Use and storage of your personal information

We will use personal information provided by you or gathered by it for the following purposes:

  1. to process and respond to requests, enquiries and complaints received from you;
  2. to provide information requested by you;
  3. to communicate with you about information provided to you;
  4. to update Our records;
  5. to process donations provided by you;
  6. for audit purposes;
  7. to prevent or detect fraud;
  8. to enable third parties to carry out any of the purposes above on Our behalf.

Sharing of your personal information

We may share your personal information with third parties in the following ways:

  • We sometimes use third parties to process personal information on Our behalf.  For example, We may use third parties to maintain Our IT systems or send out mailings on Our behalf.  Where We use third parties to process your personal information, We will ensure that the third parties have adequate security measures in place to safeguard your personal information.
  • We will release your personal information when it is required to do so for legal or regulatory purposes or as part of legal proceedings.
  • We use Google Analytics to monitor our web statistics and Our hosting company (Entanet) web statistics tool through which We can also access statistics of users of the Website.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a piece of information that is held on the hard drive of your computer which records how you have used a website.  Cookies allow website operators to accummulate useful information, such as whether the computer (and sometimes its user) has visited the site before.  This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

(We use cookies to monitor how people use the Website in order to help us to provide you with a better service.  Cookies make it easier for you to log on and use the Website during future visits.  Thty also allow Us to personalise the content of the Website for you.)

By using this Website you agree that We may use cookies in this way.  If you want to use this Website but do not want cookies downloaded onto your machine, you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser.  However, you may not be able to use some of the features on Website without cookies.

Access to your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that We hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected.  We will ask for confirmation of identify before it discloses any personal information and may charge a £10 administrtion fee to process the request.  Pelase address requests to the Data Protection Officer, ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Updates

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time.  Please ensure that you check the Privacy Policy regularly for updates.

Community Work

We work closely with a wide range of referral agencies, 63 in the last seven years, which use our programmes as part of an overall strategy to develop a range of skills and interests in the learners.

Sources of Referrals are:

  • Pupil Referral Units - 33%
  • State Schools - 28%
  • Youth Offending Teams - 8%
  • Connexions Service - 8%
  • Youth Inclusion Programmes - 7%
  • Youth Service - 6%
  • LSC Employment Agencies - 3%
  • Children in Care Services - 1%
  • Other Community Groups - 6%

Few referring organisations, in our experience, have budgets which can support any part of meeting the costs of our programmes and they rely significantly on our counsel to enable them to access addtiional funding.  This has become an increasingly important role in our operations as greater emphasis is put on locally led applications for monies to support non curricula programmes.  As a citywide provider it is vital that The Wheels Project maintains and further develops its close links with local providers.

West of England Road Safety Partnership

West of England Road Safety Partnership fully funds our moped programmes as part of its overall programme of initiatives to reduce Deaths and Serious Injuries to new moped riders.

The Partnership is made up of senior Road Safety Officers from each of the Unitary Authorities in Avon and senior personnel from A&S Constabulary, Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

Learning Partnership West of England

Officers from the Connexions Service play a key role in identifying learners who may benefit from our programmes and who may link in to key agencies such as schools, pupil referal units, youth inclusion programmes and youth offending teams.  Officers often contact the Project directly to discuss our programmes and the needs of their learners and occasionally may even form their own groups to refer onto the Project using funding streams available.

Connexions Officers play a vital role in the exit strategy of learners completing our programmes by identifying suitable training and employment opportunities that build on the achievements and gains made by the learners during their time at The Wheels Project.

http://www.connexions.gov.uk

Local Education Authorities (LEAs)

The programmes provided by The Wheels Project offer a useful and important tool for LEAs to outsource for non curricular activities.  We target schools and pupil referral units based in areas of high social deprevation.

In the last eight years we have run programmes for 17 main stream schools referring 510 students who have been causing concern to staff regarding their attendance, behaviour and achievements.  Group sizes average 7.5 per group.  90% of these students completed our programmes with teachers reporting back significant improvement in attendance levels and behaviours both during and after attending The Wheels Project.

In the last eight years we have run a range of programmes for 16 Pupil Referal Units (PRUs) across Avon referring a total of 600 students who have been showing serious behavioural challenges, poor attendance and are socially and economically disadvantaged.  An eight year average of 78% of these students completed our programmes and of those that did almost all were reported as having shown significant improvement in their attendance, behaviours and re-engagement with their communities.

No specific monies to pay for our programmes are allocated by the Local Education Authority and it is usually left to the enterprise of the individual Headteachers and support offered by The Wheels Project to develop and produce bids to access independent funding bodies, many of which stipulate that programmes must be delivered out of school hours.  Such stipulation can cause jurisdiction problems for the schools and PRUs although some have the flexibility to offer staff and transport support outside school hours.

Children and Young Peoples’ Services

In April 2009 the Youth Service was charged with the responsibility of superintending the new Targetting Positive Activities (TPA) fund which offered financial support for work with key target groups of young people such as the Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) group, young people subject to anti social behaviour orders (ASBOs), young carers and those in care.  This has enabled us to work much more closely with youth workers who are working directly with these types of learners and in partnership with all of the other key statutory agencies.

Youth Offending Teams

The Wheels Project offers its full range of programmes to Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) across the county but relies on monies outside of the criminal justice system to fund its programmes.  Referrals principally come through the Entry 2 Employment (E2E) departments of the YOTs and learners have no legal obligation to attend our programmes.  Often we find that learners are attached to YOTs on a voluntary basis which may be of interest to Trusts who are interested in supporting this initiative but not where they feel that it is the judicial duty of the Government to support programmes that carry a statutory order of attendance.

In the last eight years we have run 28 groups for 140 learners with completion rates averaging 69%.  The behaviours and life styles of this group tend to be more extreme and chaotic and require smaller group sizes to be effective.  The lower completion rates reflect this as many of the learners struggle to experience any domestic, social and emotional stability.

Bristol IMPACT

In April 2009 we successfully raised monies through the Wates Foundation to deliver programmes to prolific offenders aged up to 24 years old and attached to the newly formed partnership of Bristol's Offender Management Unit -  a joint initiative between Avon and Somerset Constabulary and Probation Services.  This new initiative returns us to our original roots where we are hoping to make a serious contribution in helping these offenders move away from offending and into further training or employment. This is a joint initiative between Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Probation and Prison Services.

Give A Car

Give A Car

Give a CarIf you have an unwanted vehicle please contact Richard, our Workshop Manager, in the first instance on 0117 971 1711 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If he has all the vehicles he currently requires for the Project he will redirect you to Giveacar.


What?!  That old rust bucket?!

We have come across a unique fundraising opportunity called Giveacar that could help us to raise thousands more over the next year!  They will tow away the unwanted car taking up space on your drive or in your garage for free and donate the profits to your chosen registered charity.  No car is too shabby and they can collect scrap vehicles nationwide.

So, how does it work?  Giveacar dispose of your vehicle in an environmentally friendly way, recycling at least 85% of the weight of the car.  The profits from the scrap or sale of your car then go to the registered charity of your choice.  If you choose to donate to The Wheels Project you could help us to reach our fundraising goals.

Giveacar can pick up any vehicle, anywhere in the UK.  You could raise up to £130 for The Wheels Project and it won't cost you a penny!


What do I do?

Give a Car

To donate your car to The Wheels Project, simply call Giveacar on 020 0011 1664 and quote The Wheels Project as your chosen charity.  If you have any further questions about The Wheels Project's Giveacar appeal, please call the Giveacar team or see their website at www.giveacar.co.uk.

Thank you for support.

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