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Home to School/College Travel and Transport Policy

Meeting: 31/01/2020 - Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning Decisions (Item 3.)

3. Home to School/College Travel and Transport Policy pdf icon PDF 116 KB

The purpose of this report is to seek approval from the Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning to implement a revised Home to School/College Travel Assistance and Transport Policy following the conclusion of a twelve week public consultation. The three most significant changes relate to discretionary transport provision for children and young people, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, and are set out in paragraphs 12, 13 and 14 of this report.

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Decision:

The Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning considered and took into account the analysis of the responses to the public consultation (Annex A of the report), the equality impact assessment and the mitigations of key concerns and impacts (Annex B of the report), and

 

1                 endorsed the strong focus on independence and preparation for adulthood in the new policy

2                 approved the recommended three policy options that were the subject of consultation covering

2.1 transport for children below the age of 5 (paragraph 12 of the report)

2.2  transport for children of compulsory school age who turn 8 (paragraph 13 of the report)

2.3 transport for young people aged 17 – 18 (paragraph 14 of the report)

3                 approved Surrey County Council’s Home to School/College Travel Assistance and Transport Policy (Annex C of the report)

4                 approved the policy implementation timetable (paragraphs 15-16 of the report)