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School Crossing Patrols

The School Crossing Patrol Service (SCP) has a vital role in ensuring the safety of adults and children whilst travelling on their journeys to and from school.

There are approximately 60 sites around Rhondda Cynon Taff CBC.

Each school that requests a School Crossing Patrol must meet the set criteria, an assessment will be undertaken, including a vehicle and pedestrian count.

The SCP is a dedicated member of the Road Safety Team. On today’s busy roads it takes special qualities to step out and stop traffic, at the same time keeping the attention of the children until they have crossed safely, whatever the weather.


What decides where they are? The decision is based on national guidelines and local conditions. These include how many children cross at that point of the road, the volume and speed of traffic, accident records and the surrounding environment.

Vacancies School crossing patrol vacancies are advertised on the Council’s website and in job centres. The Council is constantly on the lookout for more patrols (permanent and relief) of all ages. Part of the recruitment process is to complete DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) application to carry out the duties of a School Crossing Patrol.

The Law When a School Crossing Patrol shows their stop sign, motorists must stop. Failure to do so could result in the driver being reported and a fine incurred or penalty points placed on their licence.