Help with travel to school or college

Children or young people with SEND may be entitled to help travelling between home and school or college.

Travel assistance can include:

  • independent travel training scheme where young people learn to travel safely on their own
  • help paying for an oyster card or travel card
  • a bus pass for a parent, carer or responsible adult to go with the child between home and school 
  • help with petrol costs for parents or carers who can transport a child to school
  • help paying for transport, for parents or carers who can arrange transport themselves
  • help using an existing school bus route
  • pick up and drop-off in a car or minibus, wheelchair-accessible if needed
  • a licensed taxi with an assistant if needed, in exceptional circumstances.

Who can use this service?

This service is for children and young people with an education, health and care plan. To find out if a child or young person is eligible for help read our travel support policies. 

SEND travel policies

Read the SEND policies for all children and young people up to the age of 19.

SEND travel assistance policy

Includes discretionary policy for under 5s.

 

SEND transport policy for post-16 students

SEND travel privacy notice

This explains how information you give when you apply for travel assistance is used and your rights in relation to that information.

Contact

If you have any questions about SEND travel support: 

Telephone: 020 7926 6839

Email: transport@lambeth.gov.uk  

Support for young people 19+

Young people with SEND who are 19 or over can contact Lambeth Adult Social Care who may offer travel support.

Telephone: 0207 926 3250

Email: ALDduty@lambeth.gov.uk