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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 ......




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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.  

       

  

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

 COMMUNITY
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


CHILD PROTECTION

CAMPAIGN - Introduce law requiring adults working with children to report alleged abuse - Sign Petition


 

 

 



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