Cotton wool kids safety myths demolished

Date: 1st June 2010
Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care
Author: Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People

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.