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POST 16 POLICY TRANSPORT STATEMENT

Consultation on the Post 16 Transport Policy Statement for Learners Aged 16 -18 in Further Education and Continuing Learners Aged 19 - 24    

Bradford Council has a duty to consult with affected stakeholders on its proposed Post 16 Transport Policy Statement for 2017/2018. It is therefore consulting with young people aged 16 -18 and their parents/carers and young people aged 19 - 24 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and their parents/carers.

This consultation will end on 8 May 2017.

Local Authorities have a duty to prepare and publish an annual transport policy statement that provides information about the transport support that is available to enable students aged 16-18 and young people aged 19 - 24 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to attend places of learning. It includes the transport arrangements which the Council consider is necessary to ensure young people have access to education and training. As well as information about those arrangements made by Metro, local bus companies and individual schools and colleges in Bradford. The proposed Post 16 Transport Policy Statement sets out Bradford Council’s criteria for determining eligibility for assistance with travel for 2017/2018. The proposed Policy Statement also sets out how decisions are made and how learners and/or parents/carers may appeal against decisions not to award assistance with travel.

The proposed Policy Statement is intended to provide clarity for parents/carers and young people facing a wide range of circumstances and to ensure that young people with particular and significant needs are appropriately supported.

There is no legal duty to provide free transport or assistance to students over the age of 16. This Statement sets out the discretionary assistance which the Council can make.

 

CONSULTATION QUESTIONNAIRE

Introduction

Detailed consultation on the changes to provision in the Council’s Post 16 Statement was carried out in 2015. There are no further changes proposed to the provision in this year’s Statement .This consultation is about how helpful the Post-16 Travel Policy Statement 2017/2018 is in helping learners to access education and training.

We have listened to feedback received from parents and young people about the changes to the Post-16 Travel Policy during the 2016 consultation. This consultation is about Bradford Council’s Post-16 Travel Policy Statement for 2017/2018 – this has been updated using the feedback we received.

We want to ensure that the Policy Statement is clear for parents, young people and other users, including school and college staff. This document does not contain any proposals to change the Policy agreed by Executive in 2015.

 

We are keen to receive feedback about how clear and user friendly the Policy Statement is from parents, young people and other users. Only feedback on the clarity of the Policy Statement will be considered at this stage.

The consultation period runs from 20 March 2017 to 8 May 2017

You can let us know your views about the best ways to make this Policy Statement clear for users by:

Completing the Consultation Response Form on our website at https://bradford.moderngov.co.uk/mgConsultationListDisplay.aspxand emailing it to paul.hart@bradford.gov.uk or posting toPolicy Development Officer (School Travel and Transport) Education Client Services, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford, BD1 1NN.

Please ensure that your response is received by midnight at the end of 8 May 2017. All responses received in time to the consultation will be considered.

 

The Post 16 Transport Statement can be found at https://www.bradford.gov.uk/media/2391/post-16-transport-policy-statement-2016-2017.pdf  

 

Before agreeing the Transport Statement for the academic year 2017/18 the Council would like your views.

 

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1.       Does the current Post 16 Transport Statement provide sufficient information in relation to travel assistance to help you to decide which Post 16 provision you could attend?

·       Enough information for Learners?

·       Enough information for Parents / Carers?

2.       Does the Post 16 Transport Statement make it clear that this is discretionary assistance and therefore not everyone is entitled?

3.       Does it make clear which groups of Post 16 learners may qualify for free transport?

4.       Is the information provided on concessionary fares:

  • clear?
  • easy to understand?

5.       Is the information on the application process :

·       clear?

 

·       easy to understand?

6.       If you have answered ‘no’ to any of the questions, please give us your comments or suggestions how to improve the Transport Statement.

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7.       Is there any other information in relation to transport assistance that you would find useful in accessing post 16 training and education?

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Thank you for your help.

Please return to:

Policy Development Officer (School Travel and Transport)

Education Client Services, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford, BD1 1NN or email: paul.hart@bradford.gov.uk

 

NO LATER THAN 8 May 2017


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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