A Manifest for Play: Policy Proposals for Children’s Play in England

Play England, the Playwork Foundation and International Play Association England are delighted to have joined forces to publish a Manifesto for Play, ahead of the General Election on 12th December. The Manifesto, based on a consultation with children’s professionals, calls on Britain’s political parties to include Leadership, Legislation and Investment in children’s play in their … Continue reading A Manifest for Play: Policy Proposals for Children’s Play in England

Towards the Child Friendly City – 2nd call for papers

Submit your abstract or proposal for a presentation or workshop at Towards the Child Friendly City, in Bristol, by the new deadline of 30 September 2019* *owing to technical problems, now resolved, this page of the website was inaccessible for some time earlier this month, and we have therefore extended the original deadline of 25 … Continue reading Towards the Child Friendly City – 2nd call for papers

UK planning policy mainly fails children, but London, Wales and Scotland begin to show the way

This summer's publication of the Mayor of London’s proposed revisions to the London Plan was welcomed by advocates who have been pushing for a stronger policy on children and young people’s play, recreation, and independent mobility. Wider reaction to this part of the Plan, including from the UK government, signaled the ongoing influence of the … Continue reading UK planning policy mainly fails children, but London, Wales and Scotland begin to show the way