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Chaperones removed from school buses.

Chaperones removed from school buses.

Disabled children are being put at risk after chaperones were removed from school buses, parents said.

Some pupils who used the free council bus service with guides to the Wilson Stuart School in Birmingham were told they did not need it.

Parent Heidi Wells said her 15-year-old disabled son could choke on his saliva without a chaperone on the bus.

Birmingham City Council said it prioritised children with the greatest need for a guide.  

About 24 of the school's pupils, on three bus routes, were told in a letter about the changes three days before the Erdington school, which caters for pupils with physical disabilities and complex medical needs, started in September, Mrs Wells said.

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