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The Common-Sense Approach to Moving and Handling of Disabled Children and Young People

The Common-Sense Approach to Moving and Handling of Disabled Children and Young People

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

ISBN: 9781780459714

This guide offers a common-sense practical approach to the assessment of risk in relation to the moving and handling of disabled children and young people.

Executive Summary

This guide is for workers and employers who work with children and young people with moving and handling needs. It is intended to help make sure

that the experiences of disabled children and young people are not limited by misinterpretation or misunderstanding of legislation and regulation. It offers a common-sense, practical approach that reflects current children's rights legislation, manual handling and health and safety regulations. It considers the rights of children and young people, workers and employers and considers the risk assessment process that should be used when considering the risks associated with moving and handling.

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