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New edition: Managing Risk in Play Provision: implementation guide


The Play Safety Forum, a group of national organisations involved in play safety, has produced an updated version of Managing Risk in Play Provision: Implementation guide which was originally published in 2008.

This second edition of the guide has been written by David Ball, Tim Gill and Bernard Spiegal.

This guide shows how play providers can develop an approach to risk management that takes into account the benefits to children and young people of challenging play experiences, as well as the risks. It builds on the Play Safety Forum's position statement Managing risk in play provision (2002).

This guide is written for those responsible for managing play provision, and for those involved in designing and maintaining such provision. The general approach should also be useful for those who manage other spaces and settings which children play.

Download Managing Risk in Play Provision: Implementation guide