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Terms of Use



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Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Last updated:  9 May 2011

These Terms of Use ("Terms") govern your use of The Wheels Project ("We, Us, Our") website http://wheelsproject.org.uk/(the "Website")'.  By using the Website you are indicating your acceptance of these Terms.  We may change the Terms at any time by putting amended Terms on the Website.  If you do not accept these Terms please do not use the Website.

Prohibited Uses

The Website must not be used in a derogatory manner or in any manner which may adversely affect Our reputation.

You may use the Website only for lawful purposes.  You may not use the Website:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  • to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with these Terms.
  • to transmit, or procure the sending of, any solicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
  • to knowingly transmit any data send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, hardware or any other harmful programmes or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Website; or
  • not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the Website, any equipment or network on which the Website is stored, any software used in the provision of the Website; or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Hacking and Offences

You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website.  You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack of a distributed denial-of-service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.  We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.  In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease imediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programmes, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Intellectual Property

We are the owner of the licensee, as the case may be, of all intellectual property rights in the Website.  This includes, without limitation, trade marks, copyright, database rights, rights in designs, rights in know-how, patents and rights in inventions, whether registered or unregistered.

The information and images contained on the Website are the property of Us or Our licensors and are protected by copyright laws.  All software used on the Website is the property of Us or Our software suppliers and is protected by copyright laws.  The content of the Website may not be distributed, modified, reproduced in whole or in part without Our prior written permission.

You acknowledge and accept that your use of the Website does not confer any title or right of ownership to the Website or the underlying software or databases, or any part of it, nor any intellectual property rights to or with regard to the Website, underlying software or databases.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the author of material on the Website must always be acknowledged.

Although you are permitted to download any of the downloadable content on this Website, if you print off, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Website will cease imemdiately and you must, at Our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Information Gathering

You may not use any data gathering or data extraction tools, such as robots, on Our Website without Our prior written permission.

Changes to the Website

We aim to update the Website regularly, and may change the content at any time.  If the need arises, We may suspend access to the Website, or close it indefinitely.  Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and We are under no obligation to update such material.

DISCLAIMERS - PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY

While We have taken care in preparing the contents of the Website and except as set out below, We do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, loss of anticipated revenues, loss of business opportunities, loss of goodwill, loss of data or damage to reputation.  Nothing in these Terms shall operate to limit or exclude Our liability for:

  • death or personal injury caused by Our negligence; or
  • for fraud (including, but not limited to, fraudulent misrepresentation).

We do not guarantee that access to and use of the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free.  From time to time We may suspend or restrict access to the Website in order to carry out repairs, maintenance or to introduce new facilities.  We do not warrant that the information on the Website is accurate or complete and are not responsible for checking that information is accurate or complete.

Mention of third party products, services, companies and websites on the Website is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.

The Website contains links to websites run by other organisations.  Whilst every effort is made to check the content and accuracy of the websites We link to, We take no responsibility for information contained on websites maintained by other organisations or for action taken as a result of information contained on websites maintained by other organisations.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify Us and keep Us indemnified from and against all costs, expenses (including, but not limited to, legal and other professional fees and expenses) losses, damages and other liabilities (of whatever nature, whether contractual, tortious or otherwise) suffered or incurred by Us and arising out of or in connection with any breach of these Terms of the Privacy Policy by you, save to the extent that any such costs, expenses, losses, damages or other liabilities were caused or contributed to by any negligence or breach of these Terms by Us.

Privacy

Please review the Privacy Policy for information on how We collect and use your personal information.  The Privacy Policy forms part of these Terms.

Framing

You may not frame the Website without Our prior permission.

Other Websites and Services

You agree that any third party websites which you access through the Website are not under Our control and We are not responsible in any way for any of their content.  You agree that We will not be party to any transaction or contract with any third party that you may enter into and We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage which you may suffer by using those third party websites and services.  You agree you will not involve Us in any dispute you may have with any such third party website or service.

Linking

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

If you wish to make any use of material on the Website other than that set out above, please address your request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Changes to the Terms

We may revise these Terms of use at any time by amending this page.  You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes made, as they are binding to you.  Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Website.

Suspension and Termination

We will determine your use of the Website, at Our discretion, where there has been a breach of these Terms through your use of the Website.  When a breach of these Terms has occurred, We may take such action as We deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with these Terms constitutes a material breach of the Terms upon which you are permitted to use the Website, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Website
  • issue of a warning to you; or
  • disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as We reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in resonse to breaches of these Terms.  The responses described in these Terms are not limited, and We may take any other action which We reasonably deem appropriate.

Serverance

If any provision in these Terms is declared void or unenforceable by any court or other body of competent jurisdiction, or is otherwise rendered so by any applicable law, such provision shall to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability be deemed severable and all other provisions of these Terms not affected by such invalidity or unenforceability shall remain in full force and effect.

Waiver

No delay or failure by Us in enforcing any provision in these Terms shall be deemed to be a waiver of create a precedent or in any way prejudice Our rights under these Terms.

Jurisdiction and Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England.  Any dispute (including of a non-contractual nature) arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms please contact us:

David Glossop

31-32 Bonville Road, Brislington, Bristol BS4 5QH

Tel:  0117 971 1711

Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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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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