Travel assistance (SEND) consultation open

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We are consulting on proposed changes to the council’s policy on travel assistance for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The council has a statutory duty to provide travel assistance to eligible children with SEND between the ages of five to 16. We can also decide to offer travel assistance to those under five and those aged 16 to 19 with an education, health and care plan (EHCP). There will be no immediate change to SEND travel assistance to those with the most complex needs.

We want to promote greater independence for children and young people with SEND by working with them to meet their needs and those of their families. We have developed eight travel assistant proposals that we think will achieve this, which offer greater choice and flexibility.

We want to hear what you think about our proposals.

The consultation runs from Wednesday 26 February to Wednesday 6 May 2020. To have your say, please visit Let’s Talk Tower Hamlets, the councils online consultation and engagement platform.

Posted on Wednesday 26th February 2020