Cotton wool kids safety myths demolished

Author: Scotlandís Commissioner for Children and Young People
Categories: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities and Family Environment and Alternative Care

1st June 2010

This guidance aims to tackle the risk averse culture that sees children miss out on outdoor activities because staff fear being sued or blamed if an accident occurs.

Go Outdoors! is designed to help practitioners working with looked after children to carry out their duty of care safely and responsibly, and also has lessons for others working with children e.g. teachers.