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Agree. Not sure I trust any children around wildlife. Have heard of teenagers kicking a hedgehog around like a football! Personally I wouldn’t want any of them knowing where they are.
Teaching children to keep their environment free of litter and encouraging insects can only be a plus for all wildlife as a stronger eco system starts at the bottom and will filter through to hedgehogs. Knowledge of what to do with hedgehogs if they see them is good but I wouldn’t actively encourage hedgehogs into an area with children. IF a child picked one up, the chances are they won’t be wearing gloves etc and a child contracting anything from them or getting a tic would probably lead to big problems.
Good luck with the councillors and education programme.