b'We know that farms can be wonderful places forFalling from tractors and quad bikes/ATVs; drowning; children to grow up, where independence andbeing crushed or attacked by animals or being hit by responsibility are fostered and family relationshipsfalling objects are the other main causes.are strengthened. They are also a fantastic source of learning whereChildren should not be allowed in the farm organised visits can inform and inspire children fromwork place (and for young children they all backgrounds to learn about where their foodshould enjoy outdoor space in a secure comes from and how the industry is vital to everydayfenced area).life. Any access to the work area by children under 16, for example for education, or But we also know that farms and farmyards are notknowledge experience, should be planned playgrounds.and fully supervised by an adult not engaged in any work activity.Being hit by, or run over by, farm machinery or visitingChildren under the age of 13 years are not vehicles is the biggest single cause of children beingallowed to drive or ride on any agricultural killed on farms.machine.'