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Support with Transport

How will my child be supported to access school transport?
How will my child be supported to access school transport?


Where it is considered appropriate, a member of the council’s staff (known as a school escort), will be provided to travel with children (up to the age of 16). The type of vehicle provided can be anything from a taxi to a large bus. The school escort service aims to provide your child with a high level of care, and the staff undergo regular training and performance reviews. There are a number of tasks that they are unable to perform, including dispensing and administering of medication (unless in exceptional circumstances see this article), medical care, and lifting and handling. They will however, provide a safe and caring environment for your child’s journey to school.

Further information can be found here


Who will help my child/young person learn to travel independently?

Some colleges and schools support travelling independently, often as a practical activity as a feature of the curriculum but also with specific support on the home to school/college journey.

Speak to your child's school or college to find out if they offer this option.

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Education and childcare - Schools, Education and childcare - Transport

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Transport - Help with Transport to School, Transport - Home/School Transport Provision, Transport - Medications and School Transport









Support with Transport

How will my child be supported to access school transport?
How will my child be supported to access school transport?


Where it is considered appropriate, a member of the council’s staff (known as a school escort), will be provided to travel with children (up to the age of 16). The type of vehicle provided can be anything from a taxi to a large bus. The school escort service aims to provide your child with a high level of care, and the staff undergo regular training and performance reviews. There are a number of tasks that they are unable to perform, including dispensing and administering of medication (unless in exceptional circumstances see this article), medical care, and lifting and handling. They will however, provide a safe and caring environment for your child’s journey to school.

Further information can be found here


Who will help my child/young person learn to travel independently?

Some colleges and schools support travelling independently, often as a practical activity as a feature of the curriculum but also with specific support on the home to school/college journey.

Speak to your child's school or college to find out if they offer this option.