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. Ealing Council employs over 40 school crossing patrollers at 46 sites across the borough. Mainly located by or near school entrances, the work goes beyond helping children and adults cross the road safely. School crossing patrollers also work with police and schools to help make Ealing a safer borough to go to school in. All patrollers go through a criminal records bureau (CRB) check and need to be aged 16-79 years.
The role of school crossing patrollers
For further information about the role of the school crossing patrollers, please contact Susan Samuel, school crossing patrol liaison officer on (020) 8825 5574 or email: email@example.com.
See the article, Making patrols even more lolli-popular (pdf), in February's Around Ealing magazine where two local lollipop ladies talk about their roles.