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Home to School Transport Consultation 2018

The forum are working alongside Southampton City Council in respect of the upcoming Home to School Transport Consultation.  This is a vital service in the city and many families depend on it to get their children to and from school, increasing the child and young persons independence away from their parent/carers and enabling families to hold down their jobs etc.

WE NEED YOU –  It is so important that we hear what you think about the service, what’s working, what isn’t working, what improvements are needed etc?

Update – December 2018

Thank you for attending the Engagement Events we held during May and June.  We received a huge amount of useful feedback, positive and negative and will be sharing this with the Local Authority during the consultation.

Following the start of the consultation on 1st October 2018, all of the consultation events detailing the proposed changes to the policy have now taken place and the consultation closes on 19th December 2018.  Thank you to those that attended and for the feedback shared.

There is a Facebook Live session with Tammy Marks (SEND Service Manager and Claire Pritchard (SPCF Co-ordinator) that gives more detail on the proposed policy changes – you can watch this session via this link –

Please note – you may have to copy and paste link into your internet browser

The new Home to School Transport Policy is effect from Sept 2019.

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