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.
Supplementary materials are available online at https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/10/6/974/s1
Table S1: Risk Assessment Tool for dog-assisted interventions in Schools and Educational Settings, Table S2: Risk Assessment Tool for dog-assisted interventions in Other Settings; Table S3: Dog Care Plan. Author Contributions: Conceptualisation, V.L.B., M.D., N.R.G. and K.M.; funding acquisition