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.  



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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




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Their Play, Rights, Health, Child Care, Early Years, Child Protection
2nd October | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children / in print and image / Thursday 2nd Oc...
1st October | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children / in print and image / Wednesday 1st O...
1st October | MIDWEEK REVIEW - Keeping children safe in education Statutory guidance for schools and co...
1st October | MIDWEEK REVIEW - MandateNow Response to: NSPCC Policy briefing: ‘Strengthening duties on ...
1st October | MIDWEEK REVIEW - Strengthening duties on professionals to report child abuse NSPCC Policy...
1st October | MIDWEEK REVIEW - House of Commons Education Committee Underachievement in Education by Wh...
1st October | MIDWEEK REVIEW - Reducing unintentional injuries In and around the home among children u...
30th September | Croydon to launch new school services company
30th September | Commissioners slam child mental health inpatient service
30th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS OnSide reveals plans for London youth zone
30th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Unison figures reveal sharp fall in children's centres funding
30th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Primary school children could have to do two hours of sport a wee...
30th September | £2m for councils to trial adoption support
30th September | More than 1,000 under-10s searched by police
30th September | Labour may bring in more community sentences for younger offenders
30th September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Go out and play!
30th September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - £103,000 new children’s play park coming to Cwmbran
30th September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Tax-free childcare could make wealthy parents wealthier
30th September | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children/ in print and image/ Tuesday 30th Sept...
29th September | EEF remit extended to include projects working in the early years
29th September | Call for career support for disadvantaged primary pupils
29th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Scores of youth and children's centres to close in Doncaster
29th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Campaigners urge rethink on withdrawal of Play Wales funding
29th September | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Sweeping changes planned to children's centres across Keighley di...
29th September | Pupils on free school meals for only a year become 'invisible underachievers'
29th September | Suffolk: ‘I was abused by paedophiles around the country while I was a child in care’, man...
29th September | UNICEF: progress for children rights in south Asia, but inequalities exist
29th September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - No place to play in communal gardens after residents object t...

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