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Council seeks relief school escorts

Press release   •   Sep 13, 2015 10:00 BST

Relief escorts are being sought by Moray Council to accompany vulnerable children to and from school.

The council employs a pool of escorts who help to ensure that pupils, all of whom have additional support needs, get to school and home again safely.

However, more escorts are needed to act as back-ups in the case of absence or illness.

The council’s transportation manager, Nicola Moss, said: “Many pupils with special needs are carried on minibuses or by taxi and in many cases they required to be accompanied by an escort. At the moment we have a shortage of relief escorts who we can call on, particularly in the Forres area.

“Anyone interested in becoming a relief escort can have a chat with staff in the council’s public transport unit on 01343 563803.”

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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