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Weighing up risks and benefits in children’s play

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12.11.2021

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Weighing up risks and benefits in children’s play

Author: Tim Gill
Date: November 2021

This information sheet is aimed at playworkers, providers and managers of play settings, educators, health and safety professionals, risk managers and decision makers.

It sets out why a balanced, thoughtful approach to managing risks in children’s play is important. It also gives an overview of risk-benefit assessment (RBA), which is widely accepted as a good approach to take.

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