Who is this guide for?
This guide is for workers and employers who work with children and young people who have moving and handling needs.
What does it do?
It helps to make sure that the experiences of disabled children and young people are not limited because people don't know or understand the laws and rules.
It gives a common-sense, practical approach based on the current laws about children's rights, manual handling and health and safety.
Using this guide will help to make sure that you get it right for children and young people who have moving and handling needs, so they can enjoy their right to be active, healthy and confident members of our society - and that workers and employers know their responsibilities.
Jointly produced by the Scottish Government and Capability Scotland, in consultation with the office of Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People and the HSE.
Further copies of this document are also available, on request, in alternative formats.
Please contact the Rights and Participation Team on 0131 244 0253.
Email: Carol Rice