Disabled children

Disabled children (0 – 18) accessing social care or similar, including respite / short breaks

The legislation governing transport from home to educational establishment is set out in part 9 of the Education Act 1996. However, some children may have been assessed as having a social care need and this can include attendance at respite / short breaks provision.

Transport to social care or similar provision will be provided where it is deemed necessary to meet the child’s needs.  For more information on the assessment process regarding child in need assessments, visit the SEND Local Offer for Social Care on the Trafford Service Directory.

Where, as a result of the child in need assessment, it is deemed necessary for transport to meet the needs of the child which will be considered on an individual basis, this will either be organised by the respite provider or the Trafford Travel Coordination Unit.  This will be provided free of charge.