Kirklees Council is seeking people’s views on home to school transport, early years SEN, short breaks for parents/carers of children with additional needs, and transport funded by social care.
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Two consultations on possible changes to the way Kirklees Council supports local people began on Monday 4 September 2017. The proposals are about:
Home to school transport for school-aged children
Early Years services for children with SEN or disabilities
Short breaks for parents/carers of children with additional needs
Transport funded by social care
The consultation on home to school transport asks for people’s views on providing free transport arrangements only for children and young people who qualify under the national guidelines. This would bring Kirklees into line with many other local authorities.
The consultation on Early Years SEN, short breaks and social care transport includes a proposal to restrict the availability of the Access Fund, which offers extra funding to childcare providers who are caring for a child with SEND, to the hours of the national free entitlement to childcare.