Children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities can live some distance away from their education setting and might need help to be able to travel there. You may be eligible for help with transport if you are a young person yourself, or a parent of a child who:
- Is accessing a specialist educational setting that has been agreed by the Local Authority as the closest setting to meet the young person’s needs.
- The young person has a physical disability that would prevent him/her from making the usual type of accompanied journey
- The young person has a disability leading to significant social and/or emotional immaturity such that their behaviour leaves them extremely vulnerable in social settings, that would prevent him/her from making the usual type of accompanied journey.
- Has a medical condition that affects mobility.
Information in this Transport section of the Local Offer will help you to find out what support may be available to you or your child. Information is also included for services offered and operated by local travel companies.
The Newcastle City Council SEND travel support Guidance and assessment of risk information can be viewed at COVID19 SEND Transport Guidance (pdf 524.9kb)
For more details visit Newcastle City Council’s SEND travel support page