Common sense is a useful faculty. But not everyone has it.
When I ran a playgroup with 30+ children, we met in a church hall with a bit of garden, which we used when the weather was good. Only drawback (apart from having to tie the gates closed - H&S would probably go spare at not having a quick exit available) was that a path led round behind the building, and there was decades-old broken glass embedded in the path. No problem, we blocked it off at the corner with one of those rows of heavy joined-together seats that church halls have, and no-one got past. The purpose of this was known to all.
Then came our Open Day cum Sports Day, on a gorgeous bright sunny day. The back path was blocked, and seats put near it so that parents could sit facing each other and chat. Other groups of seats all around the edges of the grass.
What happened? While I and the other two helpers were organising "races" a mother moved the blockage out to a different position and left the path unguarded. Several three-year-olds took advantage of the chance to chase round the back, and one (not her child!) fell and cut her leg.
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