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Help requested posted on 18th January 2017:

Volunteer School Crossing Patrol Service

Is anyone running a conventional SCP service or individual sites using only volunteers. If you are can you advise how well it is running and share any policy documents, volunteer contracts that you have. Thank you.

Frances Dansie

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Response posted on 18th January 2017 by:
Rob Camp

E: r.j.camp@dorsetcc.gov.uk
T: 01305 224548

Volunteer School Crossing Patrol Service

Looked in to this many years ago when we reviewed our SCP service. Decided it was not a workable option. Happy to discuss anytime.

Rob


Response posted on 18th January 2017 by:
Richard Hall

E: richard.hall@northlincs.gov.uk
T: 01724 297346

Volunteer School Crossing Patrol Service

In the recent national SCP survey we asked a question about use of volunteers. Out of the 108 responses 6 said they used volunteers. One uses a small number as relief patrols, another has 6 volunteers for 1 site, others are just an arrangement at a single site.
As we haven't carried out the full analysis yet I'm unable to give anymore details at the moment, but if you want to contact me separately to discuss I'll let you know who to contact to find out how it works in individual authorities.


Response posted on 18th January 2017 by:
Rae Callander

E: rae.callander@falkirk.gov.uk
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Volunteer School Crossing Patrol Service

We have decided this is not an option we would consider due to various issues that would arise e.g. insurance, uniform, training, reliability when the weather turns nasty etc,.


Response posted on 20th January 2017 by:
Darren Dowd

E: darren.dowd@eastsussex.gov.uk
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Volunteer School Crossing Patrol Service

We run a conventional service, and have a small number of sites with just volunteer patrols. We manage them/the site in the same way we do employed patrols/authorised sites, in that we provide training, uniform, and on-going supervision etc.
ESCC has a policy which covers the use of volunteers generally - I'm happy to share?
It's left to the schools to arrange volunteers rotas, and notify children and parents when there will be no patrol (as they do at 'most' authorised sites).


Response posted on 26th January 2017 by:
Mark Tune

E: mtune@warrington.gov.uk
T: 01925442695

Volunteer School Crossing Patrol Service

vey topical in Warrington at the moment.
Historically we have tried to recruit volunteer patrols for vacant sites with no interest. options for reducing the cost of the service by moving to a PV2 score of 4 instead of our current threshold of 3 have been discussed with volunteers being a potential mitigation for sites. Unions have taken a strong position over the use of volunteers to replace what would be paid positions. Additional concern would be the indirect cost of managing a significant number of volunteers if established could reduce the resources available for the running of the service at justified sites


Response posted on 2nd February 2017 by:
Roly Hermans

E: roland.hermans@police.govt.nz
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Volunteer School Crossing Patrol Service

'Kia ora' from New Zealand! Whilst my input might not help with your actual question due to the differences in how school crossings are run in our two countries, it might interest you that in New Zealand school crossings are *entirely* manned by volunteers, usually children from the school, supervised by parents and/or teachers. The students are trained by police officers, and do a great job.

Here is an online manual that illustrates our procedures: https://education.nzta.govt.nz/resources/policy-and-practices/school-traffic-safety-teams

Kind regards
Roly Hermans (New Zealand Police)


Response posted on 16th February 2017 by:
Adrian Walsh

E: awalsh@roadsafe.com
T: +44 7887552708

Volunteer School Crossing Patrol Service

I think that you may find help here: http://www.roadsafetyknowledgecentre.org.uk/knowledge/1170.html

This innovative approach has been replicated in many countries across the world:


Response posted on 16th February 2017 by:
Adrian Walsh

E: awalsh@roadsafe.com
T: +44 7887552708

Volunteer School Crossing Patrol Service

I think that you may find help here: http://www.roadsafetyknowledgecentre.org.uk/knowledge/1170.html

This innovative approach has been replicated in many countries across the world:


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