Post-16 travel policy statement for young people to be discussed at Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet meeting

Published 4 May 2018

The post-16 travel policy statement 2018/19 will be considered when Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet meets on Tuesday 15 May 2018.

Every year, by law Suffolk County Council is required to consult on the post-16 travel policy for young people. The policy statement is the result of the statutory consultation that Suffolk County Council is required to run every year. Please note this should not be confused with the results of the school and post-16 travel consultation for September 2019 policies, which are due to be discussed at Cabinet in June.

The final policy must be published by 31 May, ready for the start of the new academic year in September.

As part of this consultation no changes are being proposed to the service that young people will receive in the academic year 2018/19. However, following feedback, the policy has been reworded to provide greater clarity in some areas.

Councillor Gordon Jones, cabinet member for children’s services, education and skills at Suffolk County Council, said:

“The objective of the post-16 travel policy statement is to help pupils of sixth form age access the education and training of their choice and assess where support is required.

“This policy statement is the result of a statutory consultation that Suffolk County Council is required to run every year along will all other local authorities.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who participated in the consultation.”

Read the Policy and further information under the item 15-05-2018

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