Chairs’ blog – Working with the LA on Independent Travel Training

Mandy Dickson:
The parent forum have been very busy over the last few months working with Cheshire east trying to improve on departments within SEN.
I wanted to share some information with you about a new working group that I am part of looking at Independent travel training for our young people,
Our first meeting was last week and they will continue until it is felt ready to roll out.
I believe this to be a project that firstly is close to many parents’ hearts; I understand a parent’s apprehension around our children travelling independently and I will be mindful of representing these concerns in the works.
I also feel that this is an important part of introducing our children to becoming independent. Having the ability to use public transport both confidently and safely will help ready our children for such things as college, job interviews and socialising with friends.
I believe this service will give confidence to both parents and our children. I would love to hear your feedback, thoughts, ideas and concerns on this workshop. and I will keep you updated.
If you think you’d like to find out more about being a parent representative & getting involved in work like this we’d love to hear from you! Call 07794431768 or email

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