Did you know that every activity you do needs to have a risk assessment which is recorded, up to date and shared.

Recorded: this means you need to be able to prove that you had one for the activity, for example written on paper, online, in a text or WhatsApp message or as a voice note.

Up to date: just because you’ve done a risk assessment for an activity you’ve done before, it doesn’t mean you can just use this if you repeat the activity without any review. Things may have changed. Make it obvious that you’ve reviewed the risk assessment and that it’s up to date.

Shared: all of the adults who are helping to run the activity, and the Young Leaders, should be aware of the risk assessment. The young people should be aware of any risks and how to avoid harm where appropriate.

More information on Risk Assessments here.