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 ....

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



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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

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

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

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


Do you know of a playscheme, adventure playground or other facility under threat of closure or which has been lost to the cuts? Then Report It HERE: PLAY IN PERIL

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.  

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

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                                                      



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Other Children's Issues

Syrian Crisis

Dear Secretary-General, Chemical Weapons are not the only things killing the Children of Syria

The Catastrophic Errors of Global Policy re: Syria - Fair Play says invoke 'Uniting for Peace' for UN to intervene for the sake of Syria's children

Letter to MPs etc following vote on 29th August 2013

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

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National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies and BAM Radio Network have partnered to bring you NACCRRA Radio. Linda Smith, NACCRRA's Executive Director, along with Dr. Charlotte Hendricks from Healthy Child Care Consultants, Inc., hosts the program that will focus on the topics you really care about and keep you abreast of the latest developments in the field of child care.

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22nd April | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - Keighley area child’s play strategy discussed
22nd April | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - 4Children Response to Ofsted’s first Early Years Annual Report
22nd April | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - NCB statement on Ofsted’s Early Years Annual Report
22nd April | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - NCB considers ways to secure future of children's centres
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