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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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27th July | Midweek Review - Enough is enough: a report on child protection and mental health services...
27th July | Midweek Review - Book Trade Announcements - Booktrust Nominated For Two Early Years Awards
27th July | Midweek Review - 36,000 euro for Magdalene survivors - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
27th July | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - Midweek Review - Children Reason Differently from Adults [Video...
27th July | Midweek Review - Kids more likely to be in poverty than any other group in NZ - New Zealan...
27th July | Midweek Review - TJA urges caution over child photos | Bangkok Post: news
27th July | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - Midweek Review - Type 1 diabetes on the rise among the under-fi...
27th July | Are we sleepwalking into a culture of disposable dads? - Telegraph
27th July | What children talk about when they talk about the Israel-Hamas conflict (+video) - CSMonit...
27th July | Midweek Review - British children's books don't reflect cultural diversity, Laureate says
27th July | Midweek Review - Jon Stewart Literally Parboils Jerks Who Fear Immigrant Children (Video)
27th July | PLAY OUTH & EARLY YEARS - Midweek Review - 'CBT lessons in primary school reduce anxiety i...
27th July | Midweek Review - 'Child soldiers are the worst, they have no plans and don’t know about de...
27th July | Midweek Review - More child abuse cases will emerge in Church, warns Archbishop of Canterb...
27th July | New website launched for young people with emotional and mental health difficulties | Late...
27th July | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - Vow to boost child mental services - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
27th July | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - Mental Health Foundation of Australia says children need to lea...
27th July | Does school cost too much?
27th July | Samsung Electronics looks into child labour allegations at China supplier
27th July | 'Rehabilitation of child labour scheme approved for 270 districts' - Economic Times
27th July | Weekend Review - Iraq, Syria and Gaza Pictures Reveal Grim Reality Of Kids At War
27th July | zeenews.india.com/news/nation/number-of-child-labour-has-reduced-by-65-percent-govt_946349...
27th July | Locked Up, Left Behind: Juvenile Justice System Failing Southern Youth
27th July | Weekend Review -Watch: Syrian Children Talk About Life As Child Soldiers

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