Post-16 Transport Policy Statement consultation survey

 
Each year Hampshire County Council publishes a Post-16 Transport Policy Statement specifying transport provisions for students attending sixth form or college.
Currently, HCC funded support may be available to students with an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) who are also able to evidence that they are unable to get to college by any other means. If support is offered, parents are required to pay an annual parental contribution, currently set at £600 - £1,330, depending on the distance from home to college. This contribution may be waived if families are in receipt of certain benefits and meet certain low-income criteria.
Mainstream students are not normally supported by the Local Authority with the cost of travel to their post-16 destination however, mainstream students from low income families may be supported with travel costs by the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund, which is administered by colleges and other post-16 organisations.
Post-16 organisations can provide comprehensive advice on transport services for students attending their setting.

Hampshire County Council invites your comments on the existing Policy Statement and any specific post-16 travel issues in your area. We particularly welcome the views of young people of sixth form/college age, as well as Year 11 students who will be moving on to sixth form or college in September 2019.
To recap: the following amendments were made to the Post-16 Transport Policy from September 2018:

Transport assistance for post-16 students will only be offered based on their exceptional individual circumstances and usually to those with an EHCP who meet the standard Home to School Transport eligibility criteria and who are also able to evidence that they are unable to get to college by other means.

Parents are expected to pay a contribution which varies depending on the distance from home to college.

Transport assistance will only be offered at the beginning and the end of the college day regardless of students’ individual timetables.
Hampshire County Council is proposing the same Transport Policy Statement to apply for 2019/20.

Read the  County Council’s Existing Policy Statement here: http://documents.hants.gov.uk/transport-home-to-school/CSDHampshirePolicyStatement2018.doc

More information about Home to School Transport, our policies and help with transport and travel to school can be seen here: https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schooltransport


If you have any questions about this survey, please contact: school.transport@hants.gov.uk
The deadline for responses is 11.59pm on Friday 8th March 2019.
Your data
Hampshire County Council is seeking your views and comments and other information about you through this consultation in order to inform the Post-16 Transport Policy Statement. The information you provide in this consultation is being collected by the County Council exercising the official authority vested in them, and for reasons of substantial public interest. The data provided will only be used to gather individuals’ comments on the Post-16 Transport Policy Statement and understand transport issues across Hampshire. Data will be anonymised and summarised in a public consultation findings report on the County Council’s website.
All individuals' responses will be kept confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of Hampshire County Council. Personal data will not be shared with any other third parties, but responses from organisations or businesses may be published in full. All data will remain within the UK. Responses will be stored securely and retained for one year following the end of the consultation before being deleted or destroyed.
Please see our Data Protection webpage www.hants.gov.uk/privacy for further details about how the County Council uses and handles data. You can contact the County Council's Data Protection Officer at data.protection@hants.gov.uk. If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioners Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
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