Home to school transport including children and young people with SEND

A consultation on changes to our policy for home to school transport, specifically for those with special educational needs or disabilities.

We have a statutory responsibility to provide travel assistance, from home to school, for eligible children and we are proposing to consult on the discretionary areas of our current transport policy, and how we provide travel assistance.

Recent increases in both the numbers of SEND pupils requiring transport and increases in the distances that they travel, have led to a rise in costs. Based on current trends, this will reach an annual cost of £30m by 2025. The budget for providing home to school transport for pupils with special educational needs or disability is £5m.

Information on transport for SEND children and young people, including our current policy, is available here.

Consultation documents

You can request this information in another language or format here.

Give us your views

You can give us feedback on the consultation through our online survey:

Give us your views

Deadline for comments

You should give us your views on these proposals by 2 April 2018.

Consultation events

We are holding the following consultation events where you can find out more about the proposals and provide feedback:

Date Time Venue
29 January 9.30am to 12.30pm Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Road, Northallerton DL6 2XF
30 January 5pm to 7pm The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP
31 January 2pm to 4pm and 5pm to 7pm Lakeside, National Agri-Food Innovation Campus, Sandhutton, York YO41 1LZ
2 February 2pm to 4pm and 5pm to 7pm Sneaton Castle Centre, Whitby YO21 3QN
6 February 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 7.30pm The Esplanade Hotel, Belmont Road, Scarborough YO11 2AA
21 February 2pm to 4pm and 5pm to 7pm Cedar Court, Park Parade, Harrogate HG1 5AH
13 March 2pm to 4pm and 5pm to 7pm Herriott's Hotel, Skipton BD23 1RT

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