Home school transport, training and decision making

Kelly ball made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Greenwich Borough Council

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Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Greenwich Borough Council fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

The Department of Education updated its Statutory guidance on Home
to school travel and transport for local authorities in July 2014.

Please provide all information on what the council has undertaken
to meet its duties under s44 Training and Equalities, as given below.

Please include types of training, training materials, types of personnel required to undergo training, and training undertaken for all those who are responsible for planning and managing school transport in both Greenwich SEN and GSPlus.

S44 Training and Equalities
It is also considered good practice for those responsible for planning and managing school transport to have undertaken appropriate equality training. This training could
consist of (but is not restricted to):
• an awareness of different types of disability including hidden
disabilities;
• an awareness of what constitutes discrimination;
• training in the necessary skills to recognise, support and manage
pupils with different types of disabilities, including hidden disabilities and
certain behavior that may be associated with such disabilities;
• training in the skills necessary to communicate appropriately
with pupils with all types of different disabilities, including the hidden disabilities; and
• training in the implementation of health care protocols to cover
emergency procedures.

Please also can you state who was responsible for the decision of changing transport providers for students with an EHCP using a taxi provider with 4 days notice in the February half term 2020.

Why was the decision made to change to providers ?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Ball

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Ball

 

Thank you Freedom of Information request dated 23/02/2020.

 

We have considered your request to be a repeat of a request submitted to
the Royal Borough of Greenwich on 24/02/2020 at 02:44 which has been
processed under the reference number FOI-37493.

 

The response to the FOI-37493 request will be answered by 23 March 2020.

 

If you have any queries regarding this correspondence, please contact me.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

020 8921 5044

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Dear foi,

I would like to clarify my questions :

Please also can you state who was responsible for the decision of changing transport providers for students with an EHCP using a taxi provider with 4 days notice in the February half term 2020.

Why was the decision made to change to providers ?

What training have all those who are responsible for planning and managing school transport in both Greenwich SEN and GSPlus had ? Does it include autism awareness training ? How often is training given ?

The decision to change transport providers which in effect impacted on individuals with an EHCP was made and I would like to know those that made this decision how often do they receive training under s44 ?

Hope this is clearer

Yours sincerely,

Kelly ball