As with Enfield Street Pastors, Enfield School Pastors began at the invitation of Enfield Police so as to have a uniformed presence on the streets near schools at home time with a view to helping reduce street crime experienced by pupils, and aid safe travel home.
Consequently, Enfield School Pastors are patrolling when the pupils exit on Monday afternoons in a particular location in Edmonton. On these patrols we regularly meet students from four Senior Schools, as well as the parents and pupils from three local Primary Schools.
We are a uniformed presence on the streets and, according to police statistics, our presence is an effective deterrent to theft, and an aid to pupil safety which is appreciated by pupils and parents alike. We pass the time of day with the pupils and parents, and pupils know they can approach us if they need to.