Independent travel training

Independent travel training Increases opportunities both for learning, social and job prospects. It also:

  • increases independence and use of own initiative
  • provides greater freedom to eventually become less reliant of friends and family
  • raises self confidence
  • develops social skills

Southwark has a number of options to promote independent travel.

Monthly training bus

The training bus is a 90 minute interactive journey. Scenarios cover personal and road safety enabling participants to make full use of London's bus network.

The programme was developed with our partners, The Metropolitan Police Safer Transport Team, Arriva, TfL Travel Mentoring Service and Parent Partnership.

Upcoming dates:

  • 12 September 2018
  • 10 October 2018
  • 14 November 2018
  • 12 December 2018
  • 13 February 2019
  • 13 March 2019
  • 8 May 2019
  • 12 June 2019
  • 10 July 2019

The morning session runs from 10.15am to 12 noon. The afternoon session is 12.30pm to 2pm. The training is held at Humphrey Street bus stand (behind Tesco, Old Kent road).

To book your place, email highways@southwark.gov.uk.

SITT is a flexible adaptable programme. Tiered and portable it travels with the young person through the education system. Staff in schools or colleges are trained and supported by road safety officers to deliver SITT to the young people they work with Schools independent travel training (SITT).

Parents or carers should contact schools, colleges direct or Southwark Parents Partnership Service.

A to B independent travel training

This is available for some eligible young people with special educational needs, a one to one trainer can support your child with learning to travel to and from school independently. Southwark Special Education Needs Service provides information on travel assistance for young people with special educational needs and details on how to apply. TfL Travel Mentoring Service offer training for adults.

Page last updated: 25 July 2018