Education

Title: Learner Travel Operational Guidance

Organisation: Welsh Assembly Government/Road Safety Wales
Date uploaded: 21st July 2014
Date published/launched: June 2014

The Welsh Government has issued new guidance on school transport which includes measures to safeguard children who walk to school.

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The Welsh Government has issued new guidance on school transport which includes measures to safeguard children who walk to school.

The new Learner Travel Operational Guidance was produced following a consultation process which included primary school pupils involved with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales’ Super Ambassadors scheme.

The Welsh Government says the new guidance will help ensure pupils’ views can be heard on learner travel matters.

It is designed to be more comprehensive, user-friendly and accessible for all users, including parents, schools and local authorities.

It sets clear standards that children and young people can expect when travelling to and from their place of education. The guidance says there are clear health, social and educational benefits for children who walk or cycle to school, and as such it puts particular emphasis on ensuring children have the opportunity to do that safely.

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