Playing it safe? – A global white paper on risk, liability and children’s play in public space

Available data suggests that playgrounds are comparatively safe places – yet, in many countries, concerns about potential liability for injury have led to bureaucratic risk reduction initiatives that might not do a good job of weighing the risks against the benefits of encouraging more adventurous outdoor play. Drawing on research across a number of disciplines, this white paper sets out 10 recommendations for action by agencies taking forward playground and public space initiatives.

This report is also available in both Traditional and Simplified Chinese, with the help of Taiwan Parks and Playgrounds for Children by Children.