You are going WHAT!?

From time to time I get asked advice regarding issues of ‘Health and Safety’ where the outlook of the volunteer/worker is at variance with others in the church.
I usually find the enquirer occupies a sensible position of managing and reducing risk; whilst creating good youth work opportunity and experience.
The tensions though come from two different ends of the safety continuum. Some volunteers/workers find that they are being seen as over-the-top as there is an inherent laissez-faire attitude. Others find that they get it in the neck for allowing anything other than a supervised stroll around the church hall (and then the inside thereof)
I don’t know why I started scribbling this other than I was musing that ploughing the correct course risked criticism from two completely different stances.