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School crossing patrols


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We currently have vacancies at Southwell, Mansfield Woodhouse, East Leake, Radcliffe on Trent and Retford.

We are also looking for Relief School Crossing Patrols to cover absence in all areas.

If you are interested in any of the above vacancies please tel: 0115 977 4373.

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To find out more about:

  • working as a school crossing patrol
  • getting a crossing patrol for your child's school.

Tel: 0115 9774373 & 0300 500 80 80

Email: roadsafety@nottscc.gov.uk 
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What is a school crossing patrol?

School crossing patrols (often referred to as a 'lollipop man/lady') provide a safer crossing place for parents and children to cross the road on school journeys. They are primarily provided for children aged 5-11, at sites which meet the necessary criteria.

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Working as a school crossing patrol

There are over 140 patrol sites in Nottinghamshire, these are paid positions,  and a number of these sites are vacant at the moment. If you are aged over 18 and are in good health, you could apply for a job in this dedicated team. Relief patrols are also needed to cover a site or group of sites when the regular patrol is off work. This may suit you if you only want occasional work.

Nottinghamshire's school crossing patrols are a dedicated team of people who:

  • are there come rain, hail, snow or sunshine
  • play a vital part in protecting vulnerable members of our community
  • only work for an hour or so each day but without them, children could be at risk
  • are much appreciated by those who use the service they provide
  • have a high degree of job satisfaction.
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Advice for parents

Although we provide school crossing patrols, parents are still responsible for making sure their children get to school safely. Remember, if you are crossing with your child at a patrol site:

  • Wait at the kerb
  • Don't follow the patrol out into the road
  • Only walk across when the patrol tells you
  • Always walk in front of the patrol, not behind.
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Advice for drivers

Remember, if you are approaching a patrol site:

  • Slow down and be prepared to stop
  • Stop at the patrol's signal
  • It is an offence not to stop at a patrol's signal and you could get a fine and penalty points on your driving licence if convicted
  • Be patient – a child's life could be at stake.
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