Government to review school transport statutory guidance

Following a campaign by Contact (formerly Contact a Family) the Government has pledged a review of the guidance for local authorities, LocalGov reports. The research from Contact found that: 

  • more than half of local school transport policies in England include unlawful statements
  • nearly half of parents said they couldn't work, or had to decrease their hours because of the lack school travel arrangements for their disabled child
  • 23% said that their child journey is so stressful that it is harder to their child to learn.

Date added: 12 September 2017