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Helping young people with special educational needs get to school

Within Medway we want our young people to grow up to be as independent as possible. As part of growing up and acquiring life skills it is important that they have opportunities to travel and socialise with their peer group. We want to encourage that confidence and independence wherever possible.

We recognise that for some young people with special educational needs, who travel to school every day by taxi throughout their school years, they may not be as well equipped for adulthood as those who have been able to learn confidence through using public transport. As more families have a personal budget, we expect that they will organise their own transport in a way that meets their individual needs.