Readers — Here’s a letter I couldn’t answer. Can any of you? If so, please do! L.
Dear Free-Range Kids: Regarding, “No More Playing in the Dark, Kids.” What would be helpful to know, is how we — parents, scout leaders, teachers and other carers of children — can find ways around this. For example:
*Are disclaimers needed to be signed by parents and children?
*Can leaders do spur-of-the-moment activities or must every thing be risk assessed in advance? I’m all for a little sponaneity.
The Telegraph article is sparse on the details. I’d like to know precisely why the scout leader was deemed negligent. There’s not enough info about the environment in which the game was played either.
It concerns me that these cases are still coming to court and being won. How can we turn the tide here?