How Stean Gorge outdoor activities are carefully controlled and inspected by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, an area of the Health & Safety executive, to protect the well being of children. As we are a commercial business we have to pay to meet these inspections standards which are justifiable .However our governments view below demonstrates how tilted the playing field is in the provision of quality activities for young people.”the financial burden on schools, local authorities and voluntary organisations would create a real risk that service would be cut,reducing provision of adventure activities for young people, which is contrary to the purpose of the review.”

┬áStan says “It is time the funding of your schools and local authorities was addressed, not cutting vital legislation to meet your political objectives.”

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13. HSE has carefully considered the submissions from the stage 1 survey and

concluded that some of the aspirations expressed by respondents, cannot be
met within the existing regulatory framework, or would potentially have adverse
unintended consequences for service provision and access to adventure
activities, for example:
i) HSE has considered extending the reach of licensing so that other
businesses, currently exempt, are included. options to do so are limited
to voluntary organisations; schools providing activities to their own pupils
and businesses offering activities to children who are accompanied by a
parent or guardian. These options were rejected because:
a. the financial burden on schools, local authorities and voluntary
organisations would create a real risk that service would be cut,
reducing provision of adventure activities for young people, which
is contrary to the purpose of the review.
b. the inspectorate would not be able to cope with the demand that
such a change would create

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