Health and Safety laws are misinterpreted when designing play areas, making them "uninspiring play spaces that do not enable children to experience risk".


Lord Young wants to replace the current system of risk assessment with one of "risk-benefit assessment", whereby the positive impacts of adventurous play equipment are weighed up against potential risks. The report says: "Such play is vital for a child’s development and should not be sacrificed to the cause of overzealous and disproportionate risk assessments."