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Travel training

Travel training is designed to help children and young people (typically from school year 9 and above, up to the age of 25) who have disabilities and special educational needs to build the skills and confidence to travel independently. This could mean using the bus, walking or cycling to get to school, college, work or leisure activities.

Travel training can feel daunting at first if you are used to having transport arranged by the council to get your child to school or college. However, feedback shows it makes a big difference to children’s lives and their future outlook and horizons. Potential benefits to parents and carers include a reduction in caring responsibilities and reassurance that your child has learnt important skills for life, including road safety.

Children can be referred to the service by a parent, or a professional already working with the family. A meeting would then be arranged to see if the service would be suitable, and what help could be provided.

For more information on travel training, please see the leaflet available under ‘Downloads’ or contact the team directly using ‘Contact us’ tab on the right of this page.

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