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
21st September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS Overhaul childcare funding to ensure best quality service, says...
21st September | Fun in the sun at Uckfield play day
21st September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS Kirklees youth worker Peter Woodhouse retires after 56 years
21st September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS Younger athletes need more testing, training for concussions, e...
21st September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS Stoke-on-Trent City Council to move Penkhull Children's Centre ...
21st September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS Ofsted scraps '30-day' complaint-driven inspections
21st September | Former government adviser issues early years pupil premium warning - See more at: http://w...
21st September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS Parents’ outrage as Kensington and Chelsea council axes subsidi...
21st September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS Children Need Free Play, but Are ‘Unschoolers’ Giving Them Too ...
21st September | Sir Cliff Richard flies back to Britain to be quizzed at police station over child abuse c...
21st September | Fun for everyone! Noni Hazlehurst reveals she purposefully slipped adult jokes into iconic...
21st September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS Troubled Families programme to expand focus to under-fives
21st September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS Apprenticeships get year's reprieve on GCSE entry requirement
21st September | Concerns raised over situation of child detainees in UK
21st September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS Under 'family friendly’ Tories, yet more children go into care
21st September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS Let kids play outside alone? It should be a crime, poll says
21st September | The children's partnership report
21st September | Comments on Health-Related Data Sharing and Transparency
21st September | Teens Who Skimp On Sleep May Face Later Obesity Risk
21st September | Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta releases video showing childhood obesity epidemic
21st September | Evaluation of National Citizen Service
21st September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS Prime Minister says grandparent carers get a 'raw deal'
21st September | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS Nursery brings in new manager after child Calpol overdose
20th September | WEEKEND REVIEW Making children’s rights work: country profiles on Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri...
20th September | WEEKEND REVIEW Sibling bullying increases depression risk
20th September | WEEKEND REVIEW Early days in the early years hot seat
20th September | WEEKEND REVIEW Natia’s Story: Early Childhood Intervention in Georgia
20th September | WEEKEND REVIEW Daniel Pelka: Council drive to attract social workers branded 'exploitative...
20th September | WEEKEND REVIEW - UNICEF Statement on latest deaths of children in Israel and Gaza
20th September | NATIONAL INQUIRY NOW! Charity chief urges Prime Minister to create CSE national inquiry

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