Fair Play For Children
Promoting the Child's Right to Play since 1973 in the UK and Worldwide according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child
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Let's Make The World Fit for ALL Our Children's Play!
News - daily stories about Children and Childhood, from all over the World. Their Play, Rights, Health, about Youth Work, Youth Curfews, Justice, Children and Society, Child Protection .... see further down this page. Also, FPTV, video stories and features. This is where you can find out what is happening to Childhood, around the world, what governments are doing .... and not doing.    AND ... what we (you and me) ARE doing and can be doing ....  Read our new daily online paper, Fair Play for Children Daily ......

Latest from Fair Play  HERE      Fair Play for Children Daily - our new online newspaper HERE   plus   FPFC News/TV - Latest UK & World, our aggregate news service   HERE

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View HERE: The Child's Right to Play - The Reasons Why



See Further Down page for FPFC News and FPTV!

Trevor Huddleston on Adventure Play, in 1972

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             Adventure Play - A Brief History

Two new publications from Fair Play about Adventure Playgrounds, both by renowned playworker, Tony Chilton.   Click above for A Brief History and HERE for Risk and Play on Adventure Playgrounds

View HERE: Britain Must become Play Wise for its  Children Fair Play launches its Play Wise Partnerships   Programme to put children in the driving seat to regain their places to play. Read our guide, also tells us your ideas

 Unfair Play for Children
Reports revealing Freedom of Information results of survey of English Councils re their expenditure on Play since 2009.   Also re cuts to youth services.  



NEWS FROM OTHER SOURCES - & then select News Links


What the Law says Your Local Education Authority should be doing about Children's and Young People's Recreation Here

Fair Play's information note explains their duties and obligations.

1 acre for every 18 .... Golfers fare better than kids....  HERE

There are around 16100 playgrounds in England serving an estimated 11.2 million children aged under 16, or 1 acre of playground for every 752 children 

Stolen Streets, Stolen Childhood

Fair Play's dynamic report on how kids have been cheated of 3/4 million acres of playspace - by the parked car and ... by adults   HERE

Other Issues

Acceptable Behaviour in Tower Hamlets? Is it ok for police and council to ask kids to sign ten things they won't do which they haven't been doing anyway? Or for one of them to be told she can't visit five estates where she has all her family and friends? For threats of loss of home as part of the process? Fair Play followed 5 young peoples' encounters with ABCs.                                                                            

I signed 'cos mum said we'd lose our home if I didn't sign'

Worrying Fair Play report about "acceptable" behaviour contracts


CAMPAIGN - Introduce law requiring adults working with children to report alleged abuse - Sign Petition




FPFC News Latest
Their Play, Rights, Health, Child Care, Early Years, Child Protection
16th September | School panel, teachers to be trained to protect child rights
16th September | eacher taking time off children's play time for toilet trips during class time
16th September | Mexico Education System: Nation Is Only OECD Country Where Youth Work More Than Study
16th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Palestinian Authority Angered by Jewish, Arab Children Playing To...
16th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS The role of the adult in children’s play
16th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Playground injuries: Thousands of children hurt on play equipment
16th September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Sweeping changes planned to children's centres across Keighle...
16th September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Campaigners urge rethink on withdrawal of Play Wales funding
16th September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Low-income, shift worker parents forced to use low quality nu...
16th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - No place to play in communal gardens after residents object to ...
16th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - Try Everything Once: Shanghai's Adventure Playgrounds for Kids
16th September | Little Children Run For Their Lives From Soldiers Armed With Tear Gas (VIDEO)
16th September | Children in care total rises 12% in four years
16th September | Oireachtas should consider giving next Ombudsman for Children a role in new Independent Po...
16th September | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children - their lives, futures - Tuesday 16t...
15th September | Namibia: Pupils Difficult to Teach These Days - Namwandi
15th September | Consultation response on the Child Poverty Strategy 2014-17
15th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Commission publishes response to the draft child poverty strategy
15th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Success for Council in National Play Awards Scheme
15th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Burlington County to open drop-in centers for youth issues
15th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Blog: Fiona Blacke on 50 Faces of Youth Work
15th September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Councils urged to develop volunteer-led youth offer
15th September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Cameron plans age-rating system for graphic online music vide...
15th September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Dems to Tour Barclays; Fishy Business with Child-Care Voucher...
15th September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Ofsted says lack of supervision largely responsible for child...
15th September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - No smoking areas to feature in funding review
15th September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Early years sector's wishlist for the new minister
15th September | Fair Play for Children Daily The World's Children - their lives, futures. Monday 15th Sep...
15th September | Support Fair Play's work: Save and raise more this week with Thomas Cook, Tesco Direct, b...
14th September | WEEKEND REVIEW Google working on child-friendly sites – report

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