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1.1.E.150 Excessive travelling time (YA)


For the purposes of YA, excessive travelling time is where the time it takes for the young person to travel by public transport from their parent's home to an approved activity (1.1.S.410), exceeds 90 minutes including walking and waiting times. Restrictions due to lack of, or deficiencies in public transport should also be taken into account.

Example: If the only available transport is by bus, with departure and arrival times too early and too late at 6.00 am and 10.00 pm, then travel time is excessive.

Policy reference: SS Guide Rules that determine the need to live away from home for YA

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