Draft Travel Assistance Policy for Children and Young People with SEND 0-25yrs

Closes 29 Sep 2017

Opened 3 Jul 2017

Feedback expected 13 Oct 2017

Overview

From October 2017, Surrey County Council is implementing a new model of SEND Travel Assistance to support children and young people get to school, college, or placement.

The council is committed to supporting our residents when and where appropriate through a variety of ‘assistance’ options. Every child is different and every family situation is unique.  Therefore while the council expects this policy will apply to nearly all children and young people with SEND, there are processes in place to respond to exceptional needs.  Please see the section on ‘Advanced Needs Protocol’ for more information.

This policy sets out Surrey County Council’s arrangements for assisting parents in meeting their duty through explaining the ‘travel assistance’ offer for children and young people aged 0-25 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or Statement of Special Educational Needs (SSEN).

This policy once finalised will take effect in 1st September 2018, although parents and carers will be able to request to use this new policies facilities from October 2017.

Give Us Your Views on our new SEND Travel Assistance Policy for 2018/19

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