Consultation on proposed changes to Dudley’s Transport Policy for children and young people

Dudley Council is inviting people to have their say on proposed amends to some of its school transport policy.

The local authority is reviewing how children under statutory school age and those entering further education settings with SEND will receive support with education transport.

The proposals will bring the policy into line with national recommendations and does not affect children and young people without SEND or those of statutory school age.

Emphasis is being placed on offering transport training programmes to help those aged 16 and over gain the confidence and skills needed to travel independently, as we support them into adulthood.

The consultation process will welcome feedback from young people, parents, carers and educational settings over the next 90 days, with a mixture of online sessions and face to face meetings set to take place across the borough over the course of the consultation period.

People can read the consultation document and find out more information online at www.dudley.gov.uk/cyptransport and are invited to take part in the consultation at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DudleyHTSTconsultation

Alternative versions in accessible formats and community languages are also available.

Parents of children with SEND who currently have transport arrangements in place, and continue in their current setting, can be reassured that these will not be affected by the proposals.

All responses to the consultation must be received by 6 June 2022

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