Travel assistance to schools, colleges or social care settings

We provide travel assistance to eligible children, young people and adults who live in Trafford. There are different types of travel assistance to support people getting to school, college or a social care setting. Our aim is to help people achieve maximum independence whilst making the most efficient use of our resources.

We provide travel assistance to the following groups:

Travel assistance to schools and colleges is not classed as a public fund for immigration purposes. This means that if a child is eligible for travel assistance under our policy, it can be accessed regardless of the child or parent's immigration status, including a person who is subject to the no recourse to public funds (NRPF) condition.

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All age travel assistance policy

For more information on the eligibility criteria and travel options available for the current academic year, view the all age travel assistance policy for 2022-23. You can also view the all age travel assistance policy for 2021-22.

Travel assistance for pre-school children

Where a pre-school child either has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or is undergoing an EHCP Needs Assessment and is placed at a primary special school, in Trafford, in accordance with the Children and Families Act 2014, they may be entitled to travel assistance.  To be considered eligible there needs to be medical or social reasons, supported by professional evidence for example from a social worker or medical professional, why your child cannot attend the place without Council travel assistance. If considered entitled to travel assistance, there will be a charge for this service.

The charges will be £185 per term and payment is required at the start of the term. If families can demonstrate financial hardship as described in the policy, the charge will be £85 per term.

Transport for sick children charity

Transport for sick children is a team of volunteers who give up their time and use their own cars to make a difference to sick children and their carers in Greater Manchester. See transport for sick children leaflet.