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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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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

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
27th November | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Promoting children’s rights through art
27th November | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS National Child Day encourages play this year
27th November | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Senate advances child care bill
27th November | PLAY YOUTH & EARLY YEARS The popular children's toy Play-Doh originated in the 1950's as w...
27th November | PLAY, YOUTH & EARLY YEARS Thailand's Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle is Much More Than a Wa...
27th November | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children / in print and image / Thursday 27th N...
26th November | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children/ in print and image/ Wednesday 26th No...
26th November | MIDWEEK REVIEW Call to let Birmingham young people help shape services
26th November | MIDWEEK REVIEW Children of parents who abuse alcohol miss out on support
26th November | MIDWEEK REVIEW Links Between Preschool Children’s Social Skills and Observed Pretend Play ...
26th November | MIDWEEK REVIEW ‘Culture, not just curriculum’, determines east Asian school success
26th November | MIDWEEK REVIEW MoD faces legal fight over recruitment of child soldiers
25th November | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children/ in print and image/ Tuesday 25th Nove...
25th November | RESEARCH & ACADEMIC The American Journal of Play
25th November | RESEARCH & ACADEMIC Briefing papers on equity and social justice in early childhood – a co...
25th November | RESEARCH & ACADEMIC Do you know about 'layering' in play therapy? How about training as a ...
25th November | RESEARCH & ACADEMIC - 16-18 years old participation in education and training
25th November | RESEARCH & ACADEMIC - Legacy of Rotherham negligence shows need for greater accountability...
25th November | RESEARCH & ACADEMIC - MMPR data: March 2013 to March 2014
25th November | RESEARCH & ACADEMIC - Baku Commitment to Youth Policies
24th November | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children/ in print and image/ Saturday 24th Nov...
23rd November | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children / in print and image / Sunday 23rd Nov...
22nd November | Fair Play for Children Daily : The World's Children/ in print and image/ Saturday 22nd Nov...
22nd November | WEEKEND REVIEW Nicky Morgan: Promote British values to quash racism concerns
22nd November | WEEKEND REVIEW Deputy commissioner slams failure to address sex offending by boys
22nd November | WEEKEND REVIEW Ministry survey: Children’s body strength declining for 30 years
22nd November | WEEKEND REVIEW Anti-polio campaign launched in Balochistan to vaccinate 850,000 children
22nd November | WEEKEND REVIEW Parents aim to keep tech in check
22nd November | WEEKEND REVIEW Warning on pollution risk for children
22nd November | WEEKEND REVIEW Bedfordshire professor appointed to inquiry panel

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