Once a young person reaches 16 years of age we do not have to provide assistance with transport if that young person chooses to remain in full time education after the age of 16.
Each year we have to consult with young people aged 16-18 and their parents or carers and young people aged 19-24 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their parents or carers on our proposed Post-16 Transport Policy for the following academic year.
Following the annual consultation which took place during May 2019 the Post-16 Transport Policy for 2019/2020 has now been agreed.
The Policy provides clarity for parents/carers and young people facing a wide range of circumstances and to make sure that young people with significant special educational needs and disabilities are appropriately supported.
We are clear that while we will help parents of young people aged 16+ with special educational needs and disabilities to get their children to college, where appropriate, it is the parent's responsibility to make sure their child attends college. This may involve parents being more involved in taking their child to college rather than them being transported in a taxi or mini bus.
Wherever it is appropriate the young person will be encouraged to take part in a program of
Independent Travel Training.
School Transport Team
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