School Crossing Patrols
School Crossing Patrols ensure that travel to and from school for local children is as safe as possible.
Patrols are authorised to stop the traffic for anyone who wishes to cross the road as long as they are working at their official site and wearing the correct uniform.
Placement of school crossing patrols
School Crossing Patrols are provided where children are in danger from road traffic when walking to and from school. This does not necessarily mean the patrol will be positioned directly outside a school but at some point along the route where the need is measured to be greatest. There are 26 School Crossing Patrol locations in the borough.
Requesting a school crossing patrol
Requests for additional school crossing patrols can be made by contacting our Road Safety Officer on 020 8489 1371. Following a request we will survey the area to see if it meets the national criteria which includes a vehicle and pedestrian count. Although with restricted funding, additional locations are unlikely at the present time.
Volunteering Opportunities as School Crossing Patrol Officers
Local authorities are encouraging schools throughout London with an initiative inviting people to volunteer their time to assist young people as School Crossing Patrol Officers. We wrote to schools where a need for crossing assistance has been identified. We plan work with schools on a trial basis to see whether parents would be willing to volunteer as school crossing patrol officers for between 2 and 10 times a week. We receive many requests from parents to recruit more school crossing patrol officers and we would like to tap into this passion and see whether parents could become involved in helping to provide this service with the local authority.
Please go to our Road Safety Education page for more information about this opportunity.
For an up-to-date list of vacancies visit the Haringey job search.
If you wish to speak to someone about the School Crossing Patrol in Haringey please call the SCP Supervisor on 020 8489 2102.