The Greensand Trust Play Area Policy As a local charity dedicated to the protection, conservation and enhancement of the local environment, The Greensand Trust actively supports and encourages people to sensitively engage with, explore and learn about their environment. The provision of both play equipment and natural play opportunities is one method by which we seek to provide opportunities for people within the environment. This encourages people from an early age to explore and learn while having fun. The play areas provided are for the enjoyment of children and their parents. In providing these play areas we acknowledge the relationship between risk and play value and take reference from the statement on “Managing Risk and Play” by the Play Safety Forum. Our play areas are designed to incorporate risk to provide challenge for the children who use it. In our opinion the level of risk is acceptable and we have adopted a regular maintenance regime to ensure, as far as practicable, that this level remains acceptable. Our equipment is sourced from specialist play companies and independently checked on a regular basis. Risk assessments have been made for the play area and are available for inspection by any interested party. The risk assessments will be reviewed in line with any changes to the play area. We believe that this is a responsible approach to risk and play value and therefore we will not accept any responsibility for any accidents that might occur in these play areas.