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In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 8: The Evolution of Policy on Risk Management in Outdoor Play

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The Evolution of Policy on Risk Management in Outdoor Play
The Evolution of Policy on Risk Management in Outdoor Play
Tim Gill
INTRODUCTION

Children of all ages and abilities are naturally curious. They have an appetite for experience, and an urge to explore and understand. These natural impulses and inclinations are given their fullest expression in children's play. Moreover, one of the most consistent features of children's play is the move from what is routine and familiar – and thus potentially boring – to what is less certain, more challenging and more engaging.

The prime risk management challenge facing those who oversee children at play is to make sound judgements in the light of ...

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