Children are stuck inside more than ever – how can we give them back their freedom?

Journalist Harriet Grant is pursuing her research into the state of children's play. In her latest article she looks at what we can do to give children more opportunity to play outdoors. She begins: It is easy to get nostalgic when someone mentions playing outside: hazy memories of summers spent kicking a ball in the … Continue reading Children are stuck inside more than ever – how can we give them back their freedom?

Nicky Gavron: London must build the needs of children into its planning policies

The city's spatial development is squeezing young people out of the spaces they need. In recent weeks, children’s play space has been in the news for worrying reasons. A widely reported story about the Baylis Old School development in Lambeth revealed that the play spaces for the social and affordable rent homes were “segregated” from … Continue reading Nicky Gavron: London must build the needs of children into its planning policies