Decision details

*Republished - no longer subject to call in* Home to School Transport – Enhanced Parental Allowance

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


That the Enhanced Parental Transport Allowance be implemented following consultation on the proposed methodology to take account of individual circumstances. The allowance will only be available to solo travellers and is a voluntary agreement with families.

The allowance will be introduced for parents/carers with children who are eligible for transport assistance and require additional support and supervision from someone other than the driver, as identified as part of their assessment of special educational needs.

Reasons for the decision:

PLEASE NOTE This decision was originally published on or near the date of the decision and so call in no longer applies. It has been re-published as part of the change in committee management system that we use.

On 16 May the revised home to school transport policy was approved by Full Council. However it was agreed that the enhanced parental transport allowance would be subject to a further 30 day consultation to provide more information for parents/carers on how the allowance would be calculated. The outcomes of the consultation will be considered by the Corporate Director for Children and Young People’s Service and the lead Executive Member and a final decision made. The consultation was held between 18 June 2018 and 13 July 2018 and attracted feedback from 17 respondents.

Publication date: 27/04/2021

Date of decision: 24/07/2018