Before Independent Travel Training Begins

How do we ensure that the programme is the right next step for the young person?

Travelling independently

The right next step

Our programme gives young people with Special Educational Needs the skills and confidence to make the home-to-school journey on public transport. How do we ensure that the programme is the right next step for the young person?

We engage each young person and their parents / carers in deciding whether the Independent Travel Training Programme is right for them. In this initial stage, there is:

  • A discussion between the young person and the coordinator and a short journey on public transport
  • A discussion with the parents / carers and the school
  • A home-to-school route planned and risk assessment completed

Only if these stages are successful will the young person move on to training.