Child safety and risk taking

Sunday, July 22, 2007

One of the real tensions of children's and youth work is increasingly of allowing children and young people to be independent, to enjoy adventure, to get into scrapes, but at the same time keeping them safe. Over the last few years we have seen lots of schools stopping snowball fights and conker fights to name just two things. So I was really pleased to hear that Ed Balls, the Secretary for Children, Schools and Families, is launching a consultation on child safety to ensure that children are not "wrapped in cotton wool".


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