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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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 ......

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


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.  



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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
22nd October | Home News Conservative Party Conference: Votes at 16 'not supported'
22nd October | Government orders councils to review child sexual exploitation procedures
22nd October | MIDWEEK REVIEW A children’s book for gun rights? ‘My Parents Open Carry’ — and beyond
22nd October | MIDWEEK REVIEW Child-friendly juvenile justice: from rhetoric to reality
22nd October | MIDWEEK REVIEW Evaluating Playground Surfacing System for Compliance with Performance Stan...
22nd October | MIDWEEK REVIEW Eight Ways To Improve Your Child's Vocabulary
22nd October | Medical Providers Tie Early Literacy to Health Outcomes
22nd October | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Pocket park urban oasis to open
22nd October | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS EYFS Framework Clarification Note
22nd October | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Survey reveals extent of budget cuts to children's centres
22nd October | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children / in print and image / Wednesday 22nd ...
21st October | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - The Green Box Play (La Boite à Jouer écolo)
21st October | High housing costs 'dragging children into poverty'
21st October | BeatBullying calls in administrators because of 'acute' financial difficulties
21st October | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children / in print and image / Tuesday 21st Oc...
20th October | Detention of asylum seeker children ‘is child abuse’ say paediatricians
20th October | UP FOR SCHOOL
20th October | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Peers told of complexity and under-funding in early years
20th October | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Joy as children's games are saved by Burry Port council
20th October | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Playpark appeals for help from community
20th October | Fewer pupils regularly missing class than ever before
20th October | Children as young as four are getting homework at pre-school to prepare them for kindergar...
20th October | Teacher warns of grooming ‘whitewash’
20th October | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - 5 ways kids can avoid foot injuries playing sports
20th October | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Chowdry Nagar to get a park soon
20th October | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - MPs call for new play strategy for England, including statuto...
20th October | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children / in print and image / Monday 20th Oct...
19th October | Fair Play News Round-Up to 11 August 2014 ... Stories we hadn't time to upload ....
19th October | WEEKEND REVIEW - Child care cost, availability hurting economy as mothers forego work; Gov...
19th October | WEEKEND REVIEW - Youth offending teams: the role of the police officer

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