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 ....  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



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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


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            



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.

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
27th August | MIDWEEK REVIEW - A Child’s Right to Play
27th August | MIDWEEK REVIEW - Cutting Neets – the next vital steps
27th August | MIDWEEK REVIEW - Reflecting on the reshuffle
27th August | MIDWEEK REVIEW - Statistical bulletin: Unexplained Deaths in Infancy: England and Wales, 2...
27th August | MIDWEEK REVIEW - It’s school time; do you know where the illegal immigrant children are?
26th August | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Children's Garden flourishes in Hastings
26th August | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Childcare costs 'tough to manage' for nearly half of British ...
26th August | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Officials cut the ribbon at new children's play area in South...
26th August | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - Inclusion Support
26th August | PLAY YOUTH AND EARLY YEARS - New Clacton seafront play area for children unveiled
26th August | Tighten laws for convicted paedophiles to protect the victim
26th August | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - ADHD rates are rising because children's play and exercise is m...
26th August | Everyday rights – Hughes’ story
26th August | Yazidi children trapped by Islamic State drinking parents’ blood to stay alive
26th August | The Young People's Health Partnership
26th August | "WITNESSES: BROWN ATTACKED COP BEFORE SHOOTING" - claim from US right-wing news source
26th August | 'No Evidence Of Struggle' On Missouri Teen's Body
26th August | Michael Brown shooting: family says autopsy shows teenager was surrendering when killed
26th August | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - 'Lego Architecture Studio' Review: Work Versus Play
26th August | Fleeing Syria: Children of war suffer most
26th August | Gordon Brown: Will world hear a child's cry for justice?
26th August | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - from the The Play & Playground Encyclopedia™ 21-8-2014
26th August | Watch: Gazan Children Play 'Kidnap the Soldier'
26th August | Suspect in revenge killing of Palestinian teen hunted victim, prosecutors say
26th August | NATIONAL INQUIRY NOW! CPS to reinstate key charges after error over Elm House
26th August | NATIONAL INQUIRY NOW! Simon Danczuk MP asks DPP to review claim over Elm House
26th August | NATIONAL INQUIRY NOW! Operation Hydrant Group to assess scale of historic institutional ch...
25th August | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - Last chance to respond to the consultation on the early years p...
25th August | Sir Cliff Richard Hires High-Profile Lawyer
25th August | LETTER: Abuse reports rightly published

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