Does your child need help with travel arrangements?

Getting help with travel arrangements

It is important to think about how your child will get to school. It may be that you will provide transport for them, but depending on the level of your child’s needs, it may be that this is not available.

If you think your child is likely to need support getting to and from school, it is important to find out whether there is any transport support available, before choosing a school.

 

Your Local Authority’s ‘Local Offer’

You may already be aware of the ‘Local Offer’ provided by your Local Authority. The Local Offer will outline the Local Authority policy for transport for children with SEN and the criteria that they use.

If your child is likely to need support getting to school you can find out what support may be available by visiting your Local Authority’s website and searching for their ‘Local Offer’, and the section marked ‘Transport/Special Educational Needs’.

 

The appeals procedure

The information available on the Local Offer will also include details of the appeals procedure, if you are unhappy with the decision made regarding transport support for your child. 

RSBC tip

If you are unhappy with the decision made regarding transport support for your child and considering an appeal, it may be that you need some additional support, in which case it is worth contacting Sendiass (https://www.kids.org.uk/sendiass).

 

Travel arrangements with visual impairment and complex needs

If your child has vision impairment and complex needs, you may already provide transport for them to get to school.

If you think that they are likely to need support getting to and from school, you can find out what support may be available by visiting your Local Authority’s website and searching for their ‘Local Offer’, and the section marked ‘Transport/Special Educational Needs’.

If your child already has an EHCP in place, you may need an annual review to assess what travel support may be available.

 

Published: June 2018

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