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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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.  



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
31st October | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children / in print and image / Friday 31st Oct...
30th October | Inspectors praise Wakefield YOT for cutting reoffending
30th October | Councils admit thousands of children at risk of child sexual exploitation
30th October | Critics Point to Problems in Louisiana’s Reformed Juvenile Justice System
30th October | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Welcome to the October edition of the Foundations newsletter
30th October | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Call for youth workers to tackle gang mental health problems
30th October | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - No smoking near playgrounds is recommendation, not law
30th October | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Repetitive Pitching May Cause Teens Serious Shoulder Problems
30th October | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Children's rugby club Beddau RFC remind parents it's only a g...
30th October | Exploitation or proud tradition? Britain's child soldiers
30th October | Caught in the Crossfire: Child Soldiers in South Sudan Have Few Alternatives
30th October | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Girl Scouts Debate Their Place in a Changing World
30th October | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Children’s Centre Census 2014: Call for all political parties to ...
30th October | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Ambitious plans for Leyland playing fields
30th October | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children / in print and image / Thursday 30th O...
29th October | MIDWEEK REVIEW YJB actions: learning from deaths in custody
29th October | MIDWEEK REVIEW Ready for Work The capabilities young people need to find and keep work – a...
29th October | MIDWEEK REVIEW Development of methods to objectively identify time spent using active and ...
29th October | MIDWEEK REVIEW Marie Claire under fire for photographing, profiling child soldiers
29th October | MIDWEEK REVIEW What Matters More Than Test Scores
29th October | MIDWEEK REVIEW - Aim: To explore the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child
29th October | MIDWEEK REVIEW - Nobel Peace Prize winner: "Child labour is not an isolated problem in Ind...
29th October | MIDWEEK REVIEW - Settlement near in priest abuse suit
29th October | MIDWEEK REVIEW - The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s
29th October | MIDWEEK REVIEW - Genes May Play Big Role in Academic Success, Study Suggests
29th October | MIDWEEK REVIEW - Fostering an Early Love of STEM Through The Power of Storytelling
29th October | MIDWEEK REVIEW - Privacy Policies on Children’s Websites: Do They Play By the Rules?
29th October | MIDWEEK REVIEW - Library Outreach Services Helps Families of the Incarcerated Stay Connect...
29th October | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children / in print and image / Wednesday 29th ...
28th October | Cut off from school, children in Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone get lessons by radio

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