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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 ....

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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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National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies and BAM Radio Network have partnered to bring you NACCRRA Radio. Linda Smith, NACCRRA's Executive Director, along with Dr. Charlotte Hendricks from Healthy Child Care Consultants, Inc., hosts the program that will focus on the topics you really care about and keep you abreast of the latest developments in the field of child care.

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Their Play, Rights, Health, Child Care, Early Years, Child Protection
1st August | Parents who fell out over son's cancer treatment back in court
1st August | Convicted peadophile Ian Watkins fails attempt to appeal against 29-year jail sentence
1st August | Sex crime squad 'under-resourced'
1st August | Play Youth & Early Years Capital Funding allocated for children’s play area in Bray – Doyl...
1st August | Play Youth & Early Years Imaginitive Play: Planting a Garden
31st July | Play Youth & Early Years Communities in and around Corsham rally for children’s areas
31st July | Play Youth & Early Years Schoolyards that integrate nature can relieve children’s stress: ...
31st July | Sex crime squad 'under-resourced'
31st July | 'Sorry' paedophile spared jail over huge haul of child abuse images
31st July | One million child porn images found on Leeds pervert’s computers
31st July | Concern over change to school admission rules for 'pupil premium' children | Nursery World
31st July | Perverted factory manager jailed for sex offences more than 40 years ago - Wales Online
31st July | Child-sex tourism in South-East Asia: Virtual depravity | The Economist
31st July | BBC News - US firm withdraws Mothercare offer
31st July | Disabled children dumped at hospital
31st July | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - Tobacco grant geared toward improving children’s health
31st July | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - Having fun is child's play as kids skip TV for the day - Herald...
31st July | Donation to help Newport school replace torched play boat (From South Wales Argus)
31st July | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - UK – Call for greater flexible working rights for grandparents ...
31st July | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - Childcare, the way the rich like to do it
31st July | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - Kids need more time to play : TreeHugger
31st July | Midweek Review - UNICEF East Asia and Pacific: In Japan, children help prepare for future ...
31st July | Midweek Review - UNICEF social networking project, partnered with IBM analytics to give vo...
31st July | Midweek Review - Indonesia celebrates children’s rights with innovative solutions to devel...
31st July | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - allAfrica.com: Liberia: UNICEF, Global Fund Coordinate Efforts...
31st July | Midweek Review - Marc Armitage | Marc Armitage - Play Consultant Writer and Researcher
31st July | Parents using methadone to pacify children, charity warns | UK news | The Guardian
31st July | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS - Children's Play and Transgressive Re-Purposing | David Ramsey -...
31st July | Midweek Review - COLUMN: Jackie Robinson provides leadership to a boy out of time in North...
30th July | Midweek Review - Vincent Nichols: Pope John Paul II 'made mistakes' - video - Channel 4 Ne...

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