We provide school crossing patrols to assist children on their journeys to and from school.
The law authorises councils to provide school crossing patrols but does not require them to do so. In practice, we will provide a patrol subject to the site meeting the technical criteria, the active support of the school and the availability of a suitable recruit.
Parents may regard the provision of a patrol as an indication that we are assuming the responsibility for the safety of their children on their journey to and from school, but this is a misconception. Parents remain responsible for ensuring their children’s safety to and from school even where a patrol is provided.