Special educational needs travel assistance

The majority of pupils and students with special educational needs and disabilities do not need and do not receive travel assistance. However, there may be some pupils and students with severe learning difficulties, physical and medical needs who may need travel assistance to assist parents in getting them to school.

Eligibility for travel assistance depends on your child’s individual needs, age and ability. Where possible, children and young people with SEND will be encouraged and supported to travel independently.

Apply for travel assistance

Independent travel training

Our independent travel training service supports young people with special educational needs and disabilities to travel independently to and from their place of education. Our travel trainers help young people gain the confidence and skills they need to make their journeys safely and independently.

Suitability for independent travel training will be considered as part of the travel assistance application process. In addition to referrals through the Council, if individuals have personal budgets or are self-funding, they can purchase travel training or travel support.

More information

If you have questions about your child’s journey to school and whether they qualify for assistance to travel to school, contact your local children’s centre, or our Transport Commissioning Team.

Transport Commissioning Team
Town Hall, Barking IG11 7LU

transport.request@lbbd.gov.uk

Local taxi and transport services

All services can accommodate passenger assistants.

Independent Living Agency

www.independentlivingagency.org

Company nameContact detailsVehicles availableOpening hours
Barking and Dagenham Passenger Transport020 8227 2445Accessible vehicles
Mini buses
6am to 6pm
London Borough of Redbridge Passenger Transport020 8708 5303Accessible vehicles
Mini buses
7 seat MPV
6am to 6pm
Clayhall Executive Cars020 8550 67677 seat MPV
Saloon cars
24 hours
Diamond Car Service020 8599 05557 seat MPV
Saloon cars
24 hours
Dilshan Transport Group020 8599 7090Accessible vehicles
Mini buses
7 seat MPV
6am to 6pm
Fox Transport020 8986 6161Accessible vehicles
Mini buses
6am to 6pm
Goldline Cars020 8555 5555Accessible vehicles
Mini buses
7 seat MPV
24 hours
Highway Express01708 744000Accessible vehicles
Mini buses
7 seat MPV
24 hours
Olympic South (HATS)020 3693 6962Accessible vehicles
Mini buses
7 seat MPV
7am to 5pm
Star Mini Cabs01708 736736Accessible vehicles
Mini buses
24 hours

Travel assistance policies

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