Do you live in England? Got a question about school transport?

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Monday 12 July 2021

Ask our expert advisers!

School transport is a big concern for families with disabled children. We hear from many families whose child is clearly eligible for school transport, but they have been refused. And from families whose child has been offered unsuitable transport such as a disabled child who needs close supervision when out in public offered a bus pass to get public transport to school.

That’s why we’re holding a special Facebook Q&A over in our closed (private) Facebook group, when you can ask our education experts any questions you have about school or college transport for your child.

Join us on Thursday 15 July, 10am – 12 noon

To take part you’ll need to join more than 6,500 other parent carers and become a member of our closed (private) Facebook Group – a safe space for you to discuss your concerns and share your tips about family life in lockdown.

Joining our Facebook Group is easy. Just answer a few simple questions to register and you’re in! Join us there on Thursday 15 July between 10am – 12 noon when our team of education advisers will be waiting to answer your questions.

Jill Hardman, one of our Helpline education specialists says: “School transport is a top concern of callers to our helpline. We get so many calls about school and college transport, from last minute changes to travel arrangements days before the start of the new school term to enforced personal budgets.

“Thursday’s Facebook Q&A session is a great opportunity for anyone worried about their child’s school transport to get immediate, expert advice and help. We look forward to answering your questions!”

Can’t make 15 July?

Once our session’s finished, you’ll be able to read through all the answers at a time that suits you.

And you can also take a look at our school transport webpage which explains your rights and entitlements including:

  • Which children are eligible for free school transport
  • What sort of transport can be provided
  • How to apply for school transport
  • How to challenge a school transport decision
  • Your rights post 16

If you are worried about school transport for your child you can also call our freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555.