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.
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
Morton Michel Insurance
Thinking about renewing your childcare insurance for the year. As part of BPCN's membership package we offer 10% off all Morton Michel insurance! Just follow the link on our links page to be redirected to their website for more details!
2 May 2012
BPCN Launches NEW SCRAPSTORE!
BPCN are delighted to introduce our new Scrapstore.
The store officially opened its doors in October 2011. BPCN’s scrapstore supports the reuse of unwanted materials that have been donated by businesses and individuals across Birmingham. We collect and sort waste/surplus materials which would often be diverted to landfill and redistribute it to our scrapstore members.
10 Oct 2011