Important changes to CRB checks and disclosure and barring arrangements

From 1 September there are important changes to the ID verification process for CRB checks. Also, from 10 September there are changes to disclosure and barring arrangements as a result of the Protection of Freedoms Act. Further details available from the Home Office website: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/crime/vetting-barring-scheme/

24 Sep 2012

Health & Safety Executive release statement on Play and Risk

BPCN are pleased to report on the high level statement recently released by the Health & Safety Executive on Play and Risk. The key message for organisations is that, when planning and providing opportunities for play, the goal is not to eliminate risk, but to weigh it up against the benefits.

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This statement makes clear that:

  • Play is important 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
  • Those providing play opportunities should focus on controlling the real risks, while securing or increasing the benefits – not on the paperwork
  • Accidents and mistakes happen during play – but fear of litigation and prosecution has been blown out of proportion

For the full statement please visit: http://www.hse.gov.uk/entertainment/childs-play-statement.htm

12 Sep 2012

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