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Health and Safety Directorate

Children and Young Persons

Queen Mary has a duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of children (someone who has not yet attained school leaving age) and young persons (a person who has not attained the age of 18 years) who come onto our premises.

Children and young persons are more vulnerable to hazardous environments due to factors such as inexperience, maturity and lack of knowledge and awareness of existing or potential risks. Subsequently, situations which involve children and young persons on campus should be risk assessed with these factors in mind. It should also be noted that the vast majority of Queen Mary premises have not been designed with the needs of children (particularly younger children) in mind and therefore the risk assessment should also consider access / egress. General risk assessment templates are available from the risk assessment topic page.

The information below considers some of the specific situations in which children and young persons may be on campus and outlines the roles and responsibilities of key personnel.


Other Relevant Queen Mary Policies: 

Relevant Legislation and Guidance: 

  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (s3) 
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 (Reg 3, Reg 19) 
  • HSE Guidance

For Advice and Assistance at Queen Mary:

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