East Devon District Council

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Policy Safeguarding children policy

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10. Risk assessment

Wherever an event or service is proposed for children, young people or vulnerable adults, the risks must be assessed in advance, and safeguarding issues and relevant matters addressed. Some guidance on this is included in the annex to this policy. Consent may also be required for children to take part. 

We need to ensure correct adult/children ratios at events, and that suitable safety, security and sanitary facilities are available.

All council initiatives and facilities shall be designed and risk assessed to ensure low risk of injury to children, but this shall not be allowed to constrain adventurous and exciting play.