Venue: Committee Room C, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN
Contact: Joss Butler
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter
i. Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or
ii. Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting
· Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest
· As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner)
· Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.
The deadline for Members’ questions is 12pm four working days before the meeting (27/01/20).
The deadline for public questions is seven days before the meeting (24/01/20).
Three public questions were submitted to the Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning and the questions and responses were published in a supplementary agenda on Wednesday, 29 January 2020. The representative from Family Voice Surrey was unable to attend the meeting but submitted three supplementary questions in writing. The Cabinet Member considered the supplementary questions at the meeting and agreed to provide a response outside the meeting which is attached to this decisions sheet as Annex 1.
The deadline for petitions was 14 days before the meeting, and no petitions have been received.
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.
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)