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- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
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The Travel Code
What is the Travel Code?
The Travel Code is a compulsory and sets out the standards of behaviour expected of children and young people travelling to and from their place of learning. It applies to all learners up to 19 years of age and all travel arrangements, including bus, train, walking and cycling. It aims to encourage positive behaviour and improve safety of all learners travelling to and from their place of learning.
The Travel Code applies to all modes of travel and transport.
When did the Travel Code come into force?
The Travel Code came into force in January 2010.
The Travel Code for learners
The Travel Code encourages learners to make every journey a good one and to stick to the Travel Code. Learners are also encouraged to ‘Tell a teacher, driver or parent’ about any bad behaviour they see when travelling from home to school. Learners should take responsibility for their own behaviour, leading to a safer school travel experience.
Local authorities and education institutions
We have produced statutory guidance for education institutions and local authorities. This provides guidance about the Travel Code and on:
- investigating incidents involving learner travels
- ensuring consistent standards of behaviour
- enforcement and sanctions.
Further guidance on this is included in the Learner Travel Statutory Provision and Operational Guidance.
Transport operators and drivers
Transport operators and drivers should be familiar with the Travel Code and the procedure to follow if a learner misbehaves. They have a responsibility to report any incidents of poor, disruptive or unsafe behaviour to local authorities and/or schools.
Some important points to note in the guidance to be aware of are:
- operators and drivers should co-operate fully with local authorities and education institutions in respect of the Travel Code
- operators and drivers should ensure incidents are reported to the designated person in the relevant local authority
- operators and/or drivers should report suspected criminal offences or child protection matters to the relevant authority
- operators and/or drivers should report suspected criminal offences or child protection matters to the relevant authority.