Petition Extend the 16-19 transport bursary to pupils placed in an Independent setting.

This bursary is supposed to enable pupils from families on a low income to access education and/ or training by meeting transport costs. The eligibility assumes pupils are not in Independent settings, but local authorities who cannot provide for some with additional needs often use such placements.

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The result is that families on a low income with children who have additional needs are financially discriminated against. Often the reason many families with a child who has additional needs are on a low income is due to the care needs of that child.

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