The Princess Royal has said the
introduction of health and safety rules in sport could actually put more children at risk of harm.
In an interview with The Telegraph, the Princess tells of her concern that children no longer have the “skills” to choose for themselves what is safe because “health and safety” has decided for them, making some activities more dangerous as a result.
She also speaks of feeling “cross” that areas of Britain are being condemned as “disadvantaged” to enable charities to obtain funding.
Among the Princess’s other bugbears aired in the rare interview is that charity volunteers are too often asked for qualifications, and she suggests inner-city charities are too focused on delivering arts projects and need to offer a wider choice for children.