Issue details

Kent Post 16 Transport Policy 2014

Financial Implications:

At this time we do not know what the final costs will be as the discretionary scheme is uncapped and reimbursement of operators is based on travel patterns of users.  The reduction in cost to the discretionary scheme will have an impact on the costs of the statutory policy on transport for young people in special circumstances.  These will be explained further in the report which accompanies the Cabinet Member decision

Legal Implications:

KCC has a duty to consult on and publish its Post 16 Transport Policy Statement each year.   Whilst there is no statutory duty to provide transport for Post 16 Learners there is a duty to consider applications for assistance with transport and to enable access to education.  The transport policy sets out how KCC will meet this duty and what learners  in special circumstances can expect by way of support.

Equality Implications:

There are no equalities implications that have not been considered during previous consultations on the Post 16 Transport Policy.  The reduction in cost of the 16+ Travel Card to the learner will further reduce barriers to transport which had previously been identified.

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Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/05/2014

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: Scott Bagshaw, Head of Fair Access 01622 694185 Email: Tel: 01622 694185.


The proposed decision was discussed by the Education and Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee on 22 April 2014
KCC has a duty to consult on and publish its Post 16 Transport Policy Statement each year. Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? All

Financial implications: Lead officer: Scott Bagshaw Head of Fair Access 01622 694185 Lead Director: Kevin Shovelton Director of Education Planning and Access 01622 694174

Legal implications: 14/00051

Equalities implications: N/a