Spectrum was founded in 2016.The company was born from the recognition of a potentially serious loophole in safeguarding children with Special Educational Needs on their journeys to and from school in taxis and mini-buses. Children and young people at specialist SEN schools are some of the most vulnerable children in our society. Many are in care; most have faced rejection from mainstream schools; and many children and families are in crisis.
Spectrum set to rectify alarming irregularities in the training provision for SEN transport services provided through local authority contracts. In the UK in 2015, more than £400 million of public money was spent transporting children with Special Educational Needs. Whilst taxi and minibus drivers and escorts were required by law to provide DBS certificates to check their criminal records, there was no standardised training. It left many drivers with little or no understanding of the vulnerability of the children in the back of their cabs, and little or no training in safeguarding. Spectrum’s first digital learning courses were launched in 2017.
Working in conjunction with the UK’s best SEN industry professionals, Spectrum has produced the UK’s first certified, accredited training course for SEN taxi drivers and escorts with video content training; in an interactive course.
Depending on your activity, we may collect and process personal information about you. This may include your full name, email address, phone number, job title or role, organisation name, organisation type, marketing opt-in, how you heard and us and invoice information for purchases. Credit/Debit card information may be held by Stripe, Inc.
If you contact us we reserve the right to keep a record of that correspondence. We may also keep details of your visit to our sites including but not limited to location and traffic data.
By submitting your personal information, you enable us to provide you with information and service you select.
The Data Protection Act 1998 to ensure that any personal information you supply to us is only used for the purpose for which you provided it.
The information you provide us may be used in the following ways:
In some cases, Spectrum may share your information with outside organisations. Spectrum will ensure that any your personal information held by those organisations is in compliance with European data protection regulations.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data to comply with any legal obligation. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
To ensure the maximum level of security is applied to your financial information, we use Stripe to handle all online financial transactions in relation to the Spectrum Website. The financial information you supply Stripe in relation to these transactions will not be transmitted via, or retained on our web server.
Spectrum will always do it’s best to protect your personal information, however we cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted to our site. Any transmission is therefore done at your own risk. Once we have received your information we will always use strict procedures and security frameworks to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Any password that is generated by you that enables access to certain parts of the site is your responsibility to keep confidential always. You agree not to share that password with anyone else.
Unique Reference Number:
As agreed in terms of service: Each course user will be issued have a unique reference number to ensure only one user can be connected to each course. This unique reference number will be theirs to quote after training to show that they have successfully completed a spectrum course. With permission, companies may use this unique reference number to check that an employee has completed and successfully passed the course.
Any unique reference number that is generated for you corresponds directly to you. You agree not to share this unique reference number with anyone else for accessing course information /taking the course for you.
The information is stored primarily in a database and remaining files on the web server. In addition, the data is backed up and stored in our website development office and in a secondary encrypted cloud location. All customer data is kept in our website development office, including the website backups, and is securely encrypted to ensure it’s protected in the event of theft or other loss.
You may request a copy of any personal information that Spectrum has about you. Please write to Spectrum, Data Protection Request, 42 Uffington Road, Barnack, Stamford, PE9 3DU.
At Spectrum Courses, we respect your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information.
How we collect, manage, store and use your personal information
We collect your personal information when you apply for our products or carry out transactions with us.
We collect information that is necessary for the provision and administration of the products or services you are seeking, and for legal and regulatory purposes.
We also collect and use your personal information where necessary to improve our products and services, our business processes, and to communicate with you.
We will always keep your data safe and secure, and where we share your data with other business to fulfil the purposes above, we make sure they follow your instructions to keep your data secure.