Issue details

LOP&S: CYPF: 23241029 - Independent Travel Training Service

The Independent Travel Training (ITT) posts were re-evaluated to better reflect the nature of the role which includes lone working and the delivery of bespoke training packages to provide children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) the skills and confidence required to make an independent journey from home to school or college. The increase from a grade 3 to grade 5 will also support recruitment and retention to the roles.
The Travel Assistance Service budget is projected to be overspent by £316k for Q1. £236k of the overspend is due to the cost of contracted transport. By creating 2 additional travel trainer posts, on average, an additional ten students will be travel trained per year and this will
contribute towards reducing the increasing cost by reducing reliance on taxi and other forms of contracted transport and assist in the reduction of costs within the wider Travel Assistance Service.
There is an increasing need for the service as indicated through the SEND placement panel referrals.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/11/2023

Decision due: 6 Sep 2023 by Assistant Director Partnerships, Early Intervention and Localities

Contact: Damon Stead, Passenger Transport Manager 01302 737117, Email: Email: Tel: 01302 737117.