Apply for home to school transport (SEND)

Parents and carers of pupils up to the age of 18 with a SEND (special education need or disability) can apply for help with transport to and from school or college by using the form on this page.

Parents and carers of students with a SEND who are aged 19-25 will need to call Careline on 0151 233 3019 to discuss their transport needs.

Who can apply?

The application form on this page is for parents and carers to apply on behalf of a:

  • pupil with a special educational need up to the age of 16 on the 1st of September in the academic year they apply
  • student with a special educational need aged 16-18 years old who is in education and has an EHCP (education, health and care plan)
  • pupil or student with a long or short-term disability

How to apply

Use the form below to apply for with help from travel to and from school or college for a child up to the age of 18. Before you apply please:

Parents and carers of students with a SEND who are aged 19-25 will need to call Careline on 0151 233 3019 to discuss their transport needs.

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Apply for help with home to school transport

What happens next?

We will review your application and contact you within five working days.

If your application is successful, we may offer one of the following options:

  • a bus pass - only if a free Merseytravel pass cannot be used to get to and from school or college
  • minibus or taxi transport with specialist seating and restraints, if needed
  • a transport budget paid to the parent or carer of £3 per day, plus 45p per mile for up to two journeys a day within Liverpool

Can I appeal a decision?

Details of how to appeal a decision will be on the email we send to you when we respond to your application. Decisions are based on the criteria set out in the documents below.

Contact us

For more information about home to school transport please email sen.transport@liverpool.gov.uk.