Parents and carers must ensure that children attend school and have the necessary travel arrangements. However, for some children and young people, independent travel is not always possible and transport assistance may be required.
Transport assistance may take the form of a bus pass; a shared minibus or taxi, or a parent transporting their child and being reimbursed through a travel allowance.
Support for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities
Bolton Council SENDAS Transport Policy, outlines the support available for children and young people with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND), living in Bolton, to enable them to access education.
The policy covers transport assistance to nursery, school, 6th form and further education college.
It is reviewed annually for each academic year.
How do I apply?
Travel assistance can be applied for pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), or pupils without an EHCP who have a medical need that makes them unable to travel to school unaided.