Policy Developments

The Government has set out its intention to limit the risk adverse ‘health and safety culture’ that it considers is creating an atmosphere of fear, increasing bureaucracy and inhibiting commonsense.

A number of recent reviews and key Bills give early indications about how the world of safeguarding will change over the short term.   These include:

  • The Education Bill
  • Common Sense, Common Safety –  a review of attitudes to Health & Safety by Lord Young
  • Cutting Red tape in Sport by CCPR  for Dept of Culture, Media and Sport
  • Criminal records regime review by Sunita Mason
  • Vetting & Barring Scheme Review