CLOSED: Travel assistance (SEND)

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This consultation is now closed - thank you for your interest. Our consultation ran from Wednesday 26 February to Monday 11 May 2020 (including an extension from Wednesday 6 May).

We consulted on proposed changes to the council’s policy on travel assistance for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The council has a statutory duty to provide travel assistance to eligible children with SEND between the ages of five to 16. We can also decide to offer travel assistance to those under five and those aged 16 to 19 with an education, health and care plan (EHCP).

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This consultation is now closed - thank you for your interest. Our consultation ran from Wednesday 26 February to Monday 11 May 2020 (including an extension from Wednesday 6 May).

We consulted on proposed changes to the council’s policy on travel assistance for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The council has a statutory duty to provide travel assistance to eligible children with SEND between the ages of five to 16. We can also decide to offer travel assistance to those under five and those aged 16 to 19 with an education, health and care plan (EHCP).

There will be no immediate change to SEND travel assistance to those with the most complex needs.

We want to promote greater independence for children and young people with SEND by working with them to meet their needs and those of their families. We developed eight travel assistant proposals that we think will achieve this, which offer greater choice and flexibility.

The proposals are also our response to new draft government statutory guidance, our recent transport review, wider council strategies and policies and the need to be more efficient with our funds.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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