The severe lack of Lollipop men and women all over the country could result in parents making sure their children get to school safely.
A recruitment drive in County Durham resulted in just one applicant when over eleven thousand leaflets were distributed. There are 50 unfilled posts in County Durham and the problem has spread all over the country.
Devon County Council are trying a different approach in the hope of recruiting staff by combining the post with other part-time work in schools such as the catering and cleaning. In Exeter they are planning a recruitment drive and also a recruitment road show in the hope of eventually filling some vacancies.