for the Child's Right to Play



The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is the World's most adopted Treaty, the UK has signed it.   Article 31 of the Convention states:

1. States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.

2. States Parties shall respect and promote the right of the child to participate fully in cultural and artistic life and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity.      

The Convention in full:   Read it HERE


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Bouncy Castles

 Hints and Tips on the Use of Inflatables



 

City Farms: Help the City Grow 

 A successful urban facility for children.



 

Consulting Children

 Why we need to ask their what they think and want.



 

Disabled Children Have a Right to Play 

 Andre Jackson is a freelance writer, with interests in daily living, mobility aid and the UK business sector. He has been writing for the past three years and is always looking for new collaborations with small businesses in the United Kingdom and also across Europe.



 

Equal Opportunities in Play and Playwork

 
Fair Play's Model Statement.



 

Fair Play for Children submits evidence to the All Parliamentary Group on Youth Affairs

 Fair Play's Evidence to the All Parliamentary Group on Youth Affairs calling for proper monitoring of Local Education Authority performance on delivering statutory youth obligations



 

Fair Play Manifesto 2010

Produced for the 2010 UK General Election

 
 
Fair Play Manifesto 2010 - Child Protection: a national swipe-card for adults when purchasing alcohol [PDF]

 The development of a national scheme to make it more difficult for children under legal age to obtain alcohol and to sanction adults who enable them to obtain alcohol – the introduction of a national swipe-card for adults when purchasing alcohol.

 

Formulating a Local Play Policy 

 Suggestions for an approach.

 

Hints and Allegations


 Report in the wake of the Penn State abuse scandal and as allegations multiply re Jimmy Savile and abuse at the BBC, NHS hospitals etc, calls for independent Inquiry. 31 pages.

 

How it All Started


 The letter to The Times in July 1972 by Trevor Huddleston which led to the creation of Fair Play for Children.

 

LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY OBLIGATIONS CONCERNING PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

 Brief outline of what Local Educational Authorities are required in law to do re facilities for children and young people, the relevant sections of the 1996 Act and the 2006 amendments are included, plus statutory guidance concerning activities under the Act for those aged 13 years+.



 

Constitution of the Fair Play for Children Association

 Our governing document



 

Mobile Play

 The ins-and-outs of the Play Bus!

 

Organising Playschemes

 
 Basics, insurance, Children Act.



 

Play and learning for Children with Special Needs

 Recognizing the intersection between playing and learning activities can be paramount to furthering the development of your special needs child. If a melding between the two can be implemented, then it is possible to obtain positive results. Author: Felicity Dyer



 

Play Wise Partnerships

 Fair Play's Play Wise Partnerships Programme, advocating that children should lead the development of their play environments through local partnerships.



 

PUBLICATIONS not published by Fair Play for Children

 A selection from various sources



 

Saving For Your Children: Why Financial Support Really Matters

 This is particularly relevant for concerned parents who want to save money on behalf of their children, with four out of five guardians actively committed to setting cash aside for their offspring in the modern age.



 

Scholarly Journals - Childhood Studies

 An A-Z of journals on many aspects of childhood published by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.



 

The Compatibility of Acceptable Behaviour Contracts with Article 6.1 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Revised edition

 Fair Play for Children has undertaken a comprehensive review on the issuing by local police forces across England of Acceptable Behaviour Contracts with particular focus on whether the forces involved have taken into account Article 6.1 of the European Convention on Human Rights(ECHR). In total 40 forces across England were surveyed across a number of questions under the Freedom of Information Act. 34 replied, one with separate data from 4 Divisions, one based on one Division.



 

The State of Play - perspectives for Local Councils 

 How can Local Councils (Parish/Town) ensure they have the right policies place to guarantee children the ability to play in a sustainable, safe and stimulating environment? Jan Cosgrove, National Secretary of Fair Play, writing in Local Council Review Winter 2012



 

Toy Libraries

 A creative and important aid to children's play and learning in early years.



 

United Nations Convention on The Rights of the Child

 This is the most-signed Convention/ Treaty in history. It sets out the basic rights of every child. Article 31, on which Fair Play for Children predicates its work, is about The Child's Right to Play, Rest and Leisure



 

[Not] a Risk Averse Society

 Guidance and recommendations to allay fears about children playing and to produce a sensible basis for assessing what is permissible. Updated from original version.


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