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"In a perfect world, probably on average across the week and the weekend, two hours a day outdoors is protective of becoming short-sighted in children." More...

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Want to take a more balanced approach to risk? Here’s the tool you have been waiting for.

Tim Gill posted on the 12th November:

"Today marks a new phase in the move to a more balanced, thoughtful approach to risk management in children's play and learning, with the launch of a short, easy-to-use assessment tool."


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Disappointing that a need for this has come up again.

Obviously our message hasn't been getting through in some quarters.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Playing and learning

This week I had the pleasure of attending the House of Commons to speak at the launch of the Play Safety Forum's revised guidance on Managing Risk in Play Provision. It was good to chat with a number of dedicated people who are passionate about seeing children learn important lessons about life from outdoor play. HSE was happy to support the production of the guidance and drafted a joint high level statement with Play Safety Forum, which is included in the publication.
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AALA Report just published  More...

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NUT & NASUWT - Revisiting Risk Video

The aim of the film is to encourage schools to consider using skilled providers when offering children and young people the opportunity to enjoy potentially hazardous activities in a controlled way.

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The Lofstedt Review into health and safety regulation called "Reclaiming Health and Safety for All" is published today at Reference to schools in chapter 4.