Hampshire change policy on educational transport after threatened claim for judicial review

Hampshire County Council’s policy on post -16 education transport for young adults with special educational needs was challenged as being unlawful because of its expectation on parents to provide transport irrespective of their personal circumstances, a failure to lawfully consult on the policy, a breach in human rights law and because of a failure to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty when the policy was introduced.

In light of a proposed claim for judicial review Hampshire has confirmed that it will withdraw its policy and will review all its refusals to provide teenagers with transport services. 

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Louise Price was instructed by Irwin Mitchell on behalf of a number of families who were effected by the policy.