YPO have entered a strategic partnership with a single source provider offering the provision of a mobile subscription service for transport providers and a free downloadable application for parents. The application is aimed at integrating collection and delivery points, routes, times forecasts, intelligent notifications using near field communication (NFC) stickers, mobile devices/tablets and fingerprint recognition hardware and all information to help provide parents with the necessary safeguarding information required whilst their children are on school transport.
This will also include a requirement to cover all forms of transportation of schools for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (“S.E.N.D”). This offering is designed to complement the already existing local authority arrangements with transport providers. This framework is designed to meet the needs of YPO and other contracting authorities by establishing an agreement where the end customer will place the order with the provider and the provider delivered direct to the end customer.