We will provide home to school transport for pupils with additional support needs.
Your child's transport entitlement will be decided by a multi-agency review meeting.
The school / establishment / Psychological Services will forward the recommendation from this meeting to the education authority. A minimum of 10 working days is required from receipt of the recommendations.
Pupils with Additional Support Needs who attend college will be considered on an individual basis.
Please note school transport is provided to meet the needs of the pupil. It is not an automatic entitlement and is not used to address any parental need.
It is your responsibility to tell us:
Transport for staying after school will be looked at sympathetically and accommodated if possible.
If you are not at home the driver will follow the following procedure:
If you are not at home we will not leave your child alone at home or with someone else unless you have authorised it.
You should contact your child's school or establishment when you wish to make an alternative arrangement. Please give us plenty of notice.
West Dunbartonshire will only use drivers or escorts cleared using the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. They must wear an identity badge and display a 'school contract' sign on their vehicle.
We will issue drivers with a code of conduct giving guidance and advice on dealing with, e.g. bad weather, breakdowns, pupil bad behaviour.
If you have a complaint, please contact the department directly on 01389 737313. Or, contact the council.
Find out more about the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme on Disclosure Scotland.