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Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
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Managing Risk in Children's Play Workshop

Managing Risk in Children's Play Workshop

Date: Monday 23rd April, 10.00am – 3.00pm

Location: Redhouse, Old Town Hall, High Street, High St, Merthyr Tydfil,

CF47 8AE 

Cost: Free

This one day workshop aims to explore attitudes and previous experiences towards risk in play, as well as, looking in detail at the physiological, emotional and social effects and benefits that children experience while playing with risk and uncertainty.


Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Barriers that exist and causes of concern over allowing more risky play
  • Develop the skills and understanding required to manage risk and uncertainty in a play-centric way
  • Develop appropriate risk management policy and procedures
  • Effectively advocate for children’s opportunities to play with risk
  • Use Risk Benefit Assessment and Dynamic Risk Benefit Assessment 

It is aimed at all practitioners working with children but especially those in the Early Years Childcare Profession, Play Workers, Teachers, Youth workers and Social Workers.

The day is organised around a series of presentations, group work and interactive activities enabling participants to generate a real appreciation of the important role of risk/uncertainty in children’s play. By the end of the day participants will have an understanding of the issues and practices involved in supporting children and young people in their riskier play and how to apply a Risk Benefit Approach in their own workplace.

Refreshments will be provided; participants will need to arrange their own lunch. 

For inquiries and to book a place please email: 

Please note places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis





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