Road Safety - School Crossing Patrols

The Role of a School Crossing Patrol

The role of a school crossing patrol is to help young children cross safely across the busier roads in our county on their way to and from school each day. The school crossing patrol service is provided by the Rhondda Cynon Taf Road Safety Unit as part of its efforts to improve road safety.

In 2000 the law changed, allowing crossing patrols to stop traffic so that they can help anyone cross the road, not just children. Patrols are usually on duty twice each day - in the morning and afternoon.Crossing patrols will usually be on duty 30 minutes before and after the start and finish of the school day.

Patrols are trained to a high standard, and receive regular visits from their supervisors to ensure safety standards are being maintained. Because of this, crossing patrols have become trusted and valued members of local communities throughout Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Is it mandatory to stop for a School Crossing Patrol?

Under UK law it is an offence for a motorist not to stop if signalled to do so by a patroller. In the past patrollers only had the authority to stop the traffic for children. However, the Transport Act 2000 changed the law was so that a patroller had the authority to stop the traffic for any pedestrian

Under UK law it is an offence for a motorist not to stop if signalled to do so by a patroller. In the past patrollers only had the authority to stop the traffic for children. However, the Transport Act 2000 changed the law was so that a patroller had the authority to stop the traffic for any pedestrian

How do you decide where to place a School Crossing Patrol?

School Crossing Patrols are provided where children are in danger from road traffic when walking to and from school. This is not necessarily directly outside a school but could be anywhere on a direct route.

How many School Crossing Patrols operate in Rhondda Cynon Taf C.B.C.?

Currently we have 60 school crossing patrols in operation around Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Currently we have 60 school crossing patrols in operation around Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Vacancies for School Crossing Patrols

Vacancies for School Crossing Patrols in Rhondda Cynon Taf
School Location Wages
Parc Lewis Primary Broadway, Treforest. £6.84 per Hour
Hours to be confirmed
YGG Pontsionnorton Pontsionnorton Road, Pontypridd. £6.84 per hour
Hours to be confirmed

To apply for any of the vacancies featured on this page please use the contact information supplied below

Vacancies for Mobile School Crossing Partols

Vacancies for Mobile School Crossing Patrols in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Mobile SCP Areas Covered Wages
Cynon Mobile SCP Cynon Valley £6.84 per hour
Expenses will be paid
Taff Mobile SCP Taff Vale £6.84 per hour
Expenses will be paid

To apply for any of the vacancies featured on this page please use the contact information supplied below

Contact Information

Contact Information
By Phone 01443 425100
By Email roadsafety@rhondda-cynon-taff.gov.uk |
By Post Road Safety Unit
Sardis House
Treforest
CF37 5SU
 

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