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Scottish Government and Capability Scotland launch 'common-sense' guide for those working with disabled children and young people

The risks of moving and handling disabled children and young people must be managed in ways that do not limit their opportunities to play or enjoy life at home, in education or in their community.

That's according to new guidance published by the Scottish Government and Capability Scotland which has been endorsed by HSE. The guidance, entitled 'Common-Sense Approach to the Moving and Handling of Disabled Children and Young People'  tackles common misunderstandings related to the moving and handling of disabled children. The guidance will help employers ensure that moving and handling risks to all involved are properly managed, and that mistaken health and safety concerns do not result in children having their experiences unnecessarily limited.

Updated 2014-09-09