What was your favourite thing about returning to school as a child? Do you remember? For many parents, children, and educational leaders, September and the start of a new school year can be full of confusing emotions, and much of that unease can be caused by even the slightest changes within the environment, surrounding support personnel, or general disruptions to a daily routine. This is especially true for children with special educational needs and their hardworking guardians, who require and deserve additional software and support to manage the stress, excitement and anxiety that can accompany Home to School Transport – this is the reason we created our platform.
Safeguarding and Compliance
Safeguarding has always been a critical concern for parents and schools, as the responsibility for the care of children transfers between the parent/carer and the Council when approved transport is commissioned. Here at RLDatix, safeguarding has always been a crucial priority for us. Safeguarding can mean different things to different people, but at its core, we have designed tools and technology that controls safety and security through every step of the journey. We have worked hard to ensure the system captures driver records, DBS checks, and vehicle compliance so everyone can see, in real-time, that standards are met – every time.
Our digital dashboard gives a clear view of compliance across drivers, guides, vehicles and equipment automatically flagging any vehicles or drivers that have compliance issues that need attention. Additionally, when a passenger is in transit, the digital platform ensures that only the approved and relevant travel information is shared with the appropriate people, and only for the duration of the journey, to ensure all passengers are kept safe. Information relating to individual care plans is securely held during the journey with role-based access permissions, giving parents and carers peace of mind that any comfort steps and care plan summaries are known to the staff and can be dealt with in the best possible way.
We want to provide our customers and service users with the peace of mind that high standards are adhered to by all, which is why we help Local Authorities maintain full compliance on mainstream, SEN and Social Care transport services with a host of fantastic tools and features. The intelligent software stores all of the required documents relating to the level of training, security checks, and the required certifications for each contract, all within the system. This is accompanied by easy reporting, enabling any concerns to be quickly raised and addressed with real-time updates, and all of this helps provide a full audit trail, should any concerns or complaints be raised by the community.
Integrated Applications for Home-to-School Transport
Our Flexiroute Home to School Transport System, features rich functionality for school route optimisation and integrated apps that help support pupil safeguarding and the wider vision for a safer, greener, smarter school run. That’s why we created the Flexiroute Driver App, which works in tandem with the system and other apps to enable the driver to register daily journey checks, and log important timestamps for each stage of the journey, always keeping the parents, carers, schools, and Councils informed on the exact status of the passenger in real-time, every time.
The Future of Home to School Transport
With a growing demand for UK school transport provision to match the level of innovation and traceability that the private sector has, Local Authorities and schools are now working closely together to rapidly implement digital transport management systems that can meet the needs of all involved in booking and managing the Home to School Transport experience.
We are proud and pleased to be at the front of these exciting changes across the UK and invest heavily in research and development to make sure we are always offering innovative, digital solutions to drive improvements and efficiencies – would you like to know more?