Developing independence is a subject that most of us focus on as our young person moves towards Adulthood. Part of that independence may be about Independent Travel and would involve some Independence Travel Training (ITT), so that they can learn to use public transport safely through 1:1 training. Our Steering Group are working with Sutton Council, who are currently reviewing the ITT service in Sutton, to provide parent carer engagement and feedback to help design the updated service. 

 We would like to hear from you to understand how you would want the new Independent Travel Training service to provide support to learn to travel independently. Are you  interested in your young person taking part in travel training in the future and what age should this start?

 We are also keen to hear from parent carers and young people who have already used the current ITT service. It would be really interesting to understand if it enabled them/you  to be successful independent travellers. If not, why not and what could help?

  Has Covid impacted on their ability to travel independently? Would you like some support to help rebuild their confidence? We are setting up a small focus group and would love to hear from parent carers who would like to join us to be part of shaping the new service in Sutton. Please email us at if you would be interested in helping.




 SEND Charter Consultation February 21

We have been asked by the Local Authority to share the draft SEND Charter for parent carer and stakeholder group feedback.

We have copied the introduction papragraphs of the draft Charter below, you can download the complete draft charter and email any suggestions to

The charter intends a high level set of values and attitudes agreed by all stakeholders with regard to how we approach SEND. Getting these right gives a tool by which to influence and pick up where we fall short, and more positively, a framework to celebrate when we are all working well together.
Alongside the charter, the intention is that this would be underpinned by various processes that support its values and provide a frame work for interaction between the LA, Cognus, Schools, Parents/Carers, young people and other professionals with regard to SEND matters.
DRAFT SUTTON CHARTER – many thanks to SPCF (Sutton Parent Carer Forum) for their time and thought in drafting this initial starting point. Feedback has already been gained from some stakeholder groups and we are now asking parent/carers groups for any feedback before consulting on a final version