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Case 338 - Babes in arms not allowed at nativity play

Issue

A primary school stated that parents could not bring young babies to sit on their laps at the nativity play for 'health & safety' reasons. 

Panel opinion

Health and safety does not stop babies attending the school nativity play. It is far more likely the school has made this ruling to prevent them disturbing the performance and performers. If this school were clear about the reasons for their rule, it might help them find some room at the inn for their younger visitors too.

2014-12-23