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BOYS DRIVING LESSONS NOT POLICY SAYS LANCASHIRE CC

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The Daily Telegraph (p3) reports on a boy who it says was taught to drive by social workers in a young offenders in...
The Daily Telegraph (p3) reports on a boy who it says was taught to drive by social workers in a young offenders institution at the age of 10 and who later used his skills to escape police in high speed car chases.

A Lancashire CC social services department spokesman told the paper: 'Teaching a 10 year old to drive would not be done in any official capacity.'

The council did not have a policy 'which provides for children and young people it looks after to be taught to drive.

'While at the home he (the boy) was involved in a programme of farm skills taught by appropriate home staff.

'Like other skills programmes it gave opportunity to prepare for seeking work.

'The acquisition of skills can often be an important feature in the development of confidence and self esteem for damaged young people.'

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