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SEN Transport Team

It is important that all children and young people in the county are able to access education at an establishment appropriate to their needs.  Whilst the majority of families do not require any support in achieving this, this service is available for those who may otherwise be disadvantaged.  Where children and young people with special educational needs are eligible for transport support, the service assesses their individual requirements to ensure that any assistance provided enables them to reach their education provider in a safe and appropriate way which facilitates their learning. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Delia O'Connor
Contact Position
SEN Transport Manager
Telephone
01452 426770
E-mail
sen.transport@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Where to go

Name
Gloucestershire County Council
Address
Shire Hall
Westgate Street
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
Postcode
GL1 2TP

Other Details

Local Offer

Local Offer Details

The service is mainly open to children of statutory school age (4 years - 16 years) although there is also provision for young people up to 25 years accessing education.  There is some limited support for children accessing specialist early years settings but this is assessed on an individual basis.

The service considers transport support for any child or young person with a learning disability or difficulty - they do not need to have an Education, Health and Care Plan (or Statement of SEN) but additional needs which may impact upon their travel to an education provider.

Contact Name
Delia O'Connor
Contact Telephone
01452 426770
Contact Email
sen.transport@gloucestershire.gov.uk
Needs Level
Low
Medium
High
SEN Provision Type
Specialist

SEND Local Offer Form  

Who is your service for?
Specialist
Local Offer Age Bands
4-11 (Primary School)
11-16 (Secondary School)
16-18 (Transitions into Adulthood)
18-25 (Young Adults)
Is the building fully wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Describe any training or experience you/your staff, have had or are having in issues around SEND?

All transport operators are receiving awareness training on supervising children and young people with learning difficulties, autism, physical disabilities, sensory restrictions and emotional or behavioural difficulties.

Any further training provided to operators will respond to the needs of particular children or young people to ensure that their transport remains appropriate.

Have any members of you/your team had experience of working with children and young people with the following disabilities/additional needs?
a) young people with autistic spectrum disorders
Yes
b) young people who use alternative communication methods
Yes
c) young people with learning difficulties/disabilities whose behaviour challenges us
Yes
d) young people with complex physical/medical requirements
Yes

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