New research on best practices in AAI: risk assessments and safeguarding animal welfare
A recent paper introduces the new LEAD Risk Assessment Toolkit which provides urgently needed unified guidelines on best practice in relation to risk assessment, safeguarding and animal welfare priorities in Animal-Assisted Intervention (AAI) practice. The authors also provide the first comprehensive risk assessment and animal welfare tools to achieve consistent welfare and safety standards for best practice across educational and other settings around the world.
Brelsford, V.L.; Dimolareva, M.; Gee, N.R.; Meints, K. Best Practice Standards in Animal-Assisted Interventions: How the LEAD Risk Assessment Tool Can Help. Animals 2020, 10, 974.