Travel expenses for parents to visit children in care

I understand that Devon CC had a policy of allowing parents of children in care to claim travel expenses to visit their children. This may only be in particular circumstances. For example where a children has to reside at a therapeutic centre out of the county. Please can you tell me the date this policy changed and travel expenses were no longer allowed to be claimed for. Can you please send me a copy of this change in policy and the policy before it was changed.

The Contact Policy was changed in April 2017 to the current one. The current policy does not mention travel expense claims which means that those decisions are left to individual teams depending on the circumstances of the case. Both policies are linked to below.

Contact Policy Pre April 2017

Contact Policy Post April 2017