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The Campaign seeks to show that life is best approached in a spirit of exploration, adventure and enterprise; to influence and better inform attitudes towards risk; to build wider recognition that chance, unforeseen circumstances and uncertainty are inescapable features of life and that absolute safety is unachievable; and to demonstrate that sensible education and preparation enable an appropriate balance to be achieved between risk & safety and achievement & opportunity.

Times and parents serious
Tuesday, 05 August 2008

Parents too serious about fun and games

Parents who wrap their children in cotton wool and curb their sense of adventure risk turning them into adults who struggle to deal a challenge, a study has found.

Children tree climbing
Half of children have been stopped from climbing trees Photo: Andrew Crowley
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Appeals case changes all
Wednesday, 23 July 2008


The edge of reason

A landmark case involving a serious injury suffered during a climbing activity signals a move by the judiciary to encourage personal responsibility. Roddy Macleod gives a run-down of the case that could change the way duty of care is perceived in future

Earlier this month the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in a landmark case that illustrates a change in attitude towards those who injure themselves while taking part in risky or dangerous activities.

Those injured while undertaking dangerous activities often understandably look for someone to blame. However, doing that now may not be so easy, especially where there has been an obvious risk of injury and the element of free will.

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