Need help with school transport? Join our Facebook Q&A on Thursday!

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Friday 9 September 2022

Tags: england, education, facebook q&a, school transport

This information is for families in England only. See education advice for families across the UK.

School transport is a big issue for families with disabled children. From enforced personal budgets to last-minute changes to travel arrangements days before the start of the new school term, school and college transport is a top concern of callers to our helpline.

We hear from many families whose child is clearly eligible for school transport, but the council has refused them. And from families whose child has been offered unsuitable transport.

That’s why we’re holding a special Facebook Q&A over in our closed (private) Facebook group. The session will be held entirely in writing. It will not be a video stream.

Join us on Thursday 15 September, 10–11.30am  

This is your chance to ask our education experts any questions you have about school or college transport.

To take part, you’ll need to join more than 15,000 parent carers as a member of our closed (private) Facebook Group. The group is a safe space for you to discuss your concerns and share your tips about family life. Joining our Facebook Group is easy. Just request to join it on Facebook, answer a few simple membership questions and our team will let you in!

Meet us there on Thursday 15 September between 10-11.30 am. Our team of education advisers will be waiting to answer your questions. 

Can’t make 15 September? 

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

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.

For local parent carer groups and forums, we have advice on how to challenge local school transport consultations. If you have worries about school transport for your child, you can get in touch with our helpline team.