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Home to School Travel Policy for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Decision Maker: Children's and Adults' Care and Education Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree changes to the existing SEN Transport Policy


Resolved that –


1.            subject to consideration by the Director of Children’s Services (in consultation with the Portfolio Holder) of the responses from the targeted consultations referred to in paragraph 12 of the report, collection points are implemented on selected routes to improve efficiency and, wherever possible, reduce journey times for pupils;

2.            targeted independent travel training is implemented for young people with SEND to promote independence, life skills and their future employability;

3.            an enhanced parent pay offer is implemented which supports families to arrange transport between home and school for their own child, by increasing the payment rate from 47 pence per mile to £1 per mile where appropriate and agreed; and

4.            it be noted that agreement to the recommendations above would create a stand-alone SEN Transport policy for the RB of Kingston upon Thames, replacing the existing AfC SEN Transport policy which covers the LB of Richmond also.

Report author: Eamonn Gilbert

Publication date: 14/02/2019

Date of decision: 13/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 13/02/2019 - Children's and Adults' Care and Education Committee

Effective from: 28/02/2019

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