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Agenda item

Transport for children and young people with SEND

Report of the Executive Director for Families, Children & Learning (Copy attached)

 

Contact Officer: Jo Lyons /                                     Tel: 01273 293514

                            Georgina Clarke-Green                     01273 292257 

 

Ward Affected: All Wards

 

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.            That the progress made with addressing concerns about the operation of the home to school transport service be noted by Committee.

 

2.            That the progress in the establishment of the independent review team and policy panel be noted by Committee.

Minutes:

53.1    The Committee considered a report of the Interim Executive Director Families, Children & Learning which provided an overview off the on-going actions being taken to address the issues that occurred at the start of the new academic year and further provided an update on the progress in relation to the independent review and the Member policy panel which had been established. The report was introduced by the Assistant Director – Education & Skills and the Assistant Director – Health SEN & Disabilities.

 

53.2    Councillor Clare stated that the panel would be looking at any issues currently ongoing and that representatives from various groups would be invited.

 

53.3    Councillor brown sought clarification as to the issue of getting children from taxis to schools.

 

53.4    The Assistant Director – Education & Skills stated that work had been undertaken with Amaze and PaCC and that nothing would be agreed until consultations had ended.  It was noted that other authorities across the country were being looked at for research purposes regarding this issue.

 

53.5    Councillor Simson enquired as to which panel would be focusing on health and safety matters.

 

53.6    The Assistant Director – Health SEN & Disabilities stated that both the independent review and policy panels would be dealing with health and safety.

 

53.7    The Managing Principal noted that there was a list of consideration to be taken by the policy panel and that many would overlap with the independent review.

 

53.8    The Chair clarified that recommendations of outcomes of the independent review and policy panel would be made available to the public and that a range of recommendations would be brought to Committee to be voted on. It was noted that any resulting changes would not be made overnight.

 

53.9    Councillor Simson sought clarification of costs and for any further information regarding overspend.

 

53.10  The Assistant Director – Education & Skills clarified that the policy panel would look at this and that the Finance and Management team were looking at the overspend. It was noted that the cost implications were brought on as a result of the necessary actions needed to be taken at the time


 

 

53.11  RESOLVED:

 

1.            That the progress made with addressing concerns about the operation of the home to school transport service be noted by Committee.

 

2.            That the progress in the establishment of the independent review team and policy panel be noted by Committee.

Supporting documents:

 


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