Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Division affected: (All Division);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/04/2018
Decision due: Not before 15th May 2018 by Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education
Lead director: Keith Abbott
Department: Education & Young People's Services
Contact: Scott Bagshaw, Head of Fair Access Tel: 03000 415798 Email: email@example.com Tel: 01622 694185.
The item was discussed at the Children’s, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee on 8 May 2018.
KCC has a duty to consult on and publish its Post 16 Transport Policy Statement each year. The full consultation for this years consultation and associated documents can be found using this link: https://consultations.kent.gov.uk/consult.ti/post16_transportpolicy/consultationHome
Financial implications: The scheme is uncapped and costs will vary marginally depending on take up levels and journeys undertaken by cardholders. We would expect the level of subsidy required for the 16+ Travel Card to be broadly similar in 2018-19. On average, around 100 learners make use of VSPS each year. The proposed reduction in VSPS pricing will likely result in a yearly loss of revenue in the region of £9,000 in the context of a £2.37m overall spend.
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.
Equalities implications: A full impact assessment has been undertaken and can be found via this link:https://consultations.kent.gov.uk/consult.ti/post16_transportpolicy/consultationHome