My child is over 16 years of age
Renewal and refused applications
Applications will be sent out during the summer term for the new academic year.
If you are refused assistance with transport under the SEN Post-16 Transport Policy, the local authority have a two-stage appeal process.
Once you have received written notification that your child is not eligible for assistance with transport, you will have 20 working days to submit a written request to have your application reviewed by the service manager. Your review will be heard within 20 working days. A written response will be sent notifying you of the outcome.
If the original decision is upheld and assistance is not granted, you will be notified of your right to go to the Stage 2 - Appeals process, whereby your application along with the review decision and any supplementary information will be considered by the Independent Transport Panel.
You will have 20 working days from receipt of the review decision to make a written request. Once the request is received, the panel will meet within 40 days to consider the information. You will then be notified in writing the outcome of the panel.