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View HERE: The Child’s Right to Play – The Reasons Why

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Fair Play’s Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child – UK Review 2016

This is our NGO report to the Committee raising issues about the UK and Article 31 (The Right to Play). Serious questions raised about UK non-compliance. Click on title above to read.
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

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Reports revealing Freedom of Information results of survey of English Councils re their expenditure on Play since 2009. Also re cuts to youth services.

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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…. HEREThere 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

Research & Publications
Their Play, Rights, Health, Child Care, Early Years, Child Protection
13th January | Issues paper on the risk of child sexual abuse in schools
13th January | A recommended online database for violence prevention research
13th January | “Down the Toilet”: Spatial Politics and Young Children’s Participation
13th January | Toddlers cared for by their families have stronger language skills…but those left in crč…
13th January | Young Children Held Back by Social Class, Study Finds
13th January | The role of grandparents in childhood obesity in China – evidence from a mixed methods stu…
13th January | Survival of the Fittest and the Sexiest: Evolutionary Origins of Adolescent Bullying
13th January | Research – Generational differences in the physical activity of UK South Asians: a systema…
9th December | Specialist Module: Outdoor play in the natural environment in EYFS
9th December | Developed sense of justice evident ‘in children as young as 3’

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Fair Play Latest Publications
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National Play Conference, Sheffield 1990 [Website]
Alternative Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Re UK Quinquennial Review 2016 – submitted by Fair Play for Children [PDF]
Play and Learning for Children with Special Needs [PDF]

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Other Publications
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The Urban Disadvantage – State of the Wolrd’s Mothers 2015 [PDF]
Managing Risk in Play Provision [Website]
NCVYS Information Sheets [Website]

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Latest Additions:
7 Keys To Boost Your Child’s Curiosity (english Trans.)
Children’s Perspectives Of Play And Learning For Educational Practice
The Playground Playbook
A Post 2015 World Fit For Children
Physical Activity And Play For ToddlersThe Urban Disadvantage – State Of The Wolrd’s Mothers 2015Sure Start Children’s Centres Report By The Comptroller And Auditor General |Function And Organization Of Children Playgrounds In The Housing EstatesChildren’s Development From A Cultural–historical Approach: Children’s Activity In Everyday Local Settings Hmca1074-90391532-7884mind, Culture, And Activity, Vol. 16, No. 1, November 2008: Pp. 1–34nd, Culture, And Activity As Foundation For Their DevelopmentThe Role Of Play In Children’s Palliative Care