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RouteGuard travel app

Helping young people travel safely in West Berkshire


RouteGuard is a pioneering app that uses geolocation technology to give reassurance to parents/guardians and security to children for their local unaccompanied journeys.

The RouteGuard app is available to download from Apple and Android stores.

As the RouteGuardian, parents will be able to plan, monitor, and adjust routes and pre-defined zones encouraging mutual agreement with their child.

In order to use RouteGuard, the app requires parents and guardians to use a code which will only be issued by a registered school or local authority. This is to ensure that the app is only being used by legitimate guardians. It is free for all schools and local authorities to sign up, which can be done via the RouteGuard website.