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DfT publish revised home-to-school travel statutory guidance Published Date: 30/06/2023

The Department for Transport have published revised home-to-school travel statutory guidance including updated guidance on information sharing between licensing and education authorities.

The updated published on 29 June aims " help local authorities perform their functions in relation to home to school travel for children of compulsory school age."

The joint LGA and IoL "School transport guidance note" is referenced and linked in the revised guidance under "Safeguarding" that states:

"The safeguarding of children is of paramount importance. Local authorities should ensure that...they share any concerns they have about the driver of a taxi or private hire vehicle with the authority that licenses them19 – the Local Government Association and Institute of Licensing have produced a short guidance note to assist with this."