School transport services for disabled pupils

03 Dec 2019

Local Government

Lisa advised a County Council on a number of complicated and important questions concerning the correct construction of the Public Sector Vehicles Accessibility Regulations 2000, viewed in the light of the Equality Act 2010. The key questions were whether local authorities are required by the 2010 Act to provide school transport services for disabled pupils in accordance with the Regulations, or whether a failure to do so would result in a breach of the Act. The same questions raise issues with a number of other local authorities, with whom Lisa’s advice was shared