Risky Play

DSC_7513Risky play has been mentioned frequently in the news recently as the play community has begun to recognise the benefits of risk in play.

‘Play is great for children’s well-being and development. When planning and providing play opportunities, the goal is not to eliminate risk, but to weigh up the risks and benefits. No child will learn about risk if they are wrapped in cotton wool.’ – Children’s Play and Leisure – promoting a balanced approach, Health and Safety Executive,  September 2012

Below we’ve gathered some links with information on risk benefit in the play sector, as well as some documents to help assess risk benefit.

Managing Risk in Play Provision: implementation guide

CALA Risk Benefit Analysis 2015

Play Safety Forum Risk Benefit Assessment Form

Play Safety Forum Risk Benefit Assessment Form worked example