Play and consultation

A new UK Government took office on 11 May and is in the process of deciding its position on a number of policies and government strategies . As a result the resources listed on this page may not reflect current Government policy. All statutory guidance and legislation referred to continues to reflect the current legal position unless indicated otherwise.

Resources and further information relating to play and consultation.

  1. 1. Consulting children about play Written by Mark Gladwin, this factsheet gives practical tips for consulting children on play opportunities and facilities.
  2. 2. Fair Play: A consultation on the play strategy This consultation set out the government’s proposals for addressing the challenges of access to good play spaces. It does this through a £235 million play programme, plus through wider actions to promote play, particularly outdoor play for 8 to 13 year olds, where feedback suggests there is a lack of current provision. Please note that the consultation period has now ended.
  3. 3. How to involve children and young people in designing and developing play space A ‘how to’ guide aimed at all those involved in designing and developing play spaces for children and young people, providing introductory advice and examples of how to involve children and young people at all stages of the design process.
  4. 4. Participation — Spice it Up! Practical tools for engaging children and young people in planning and consultations
  5. 5. Playful Communities (available from Feb 2010) This website is for anyone who wants to get involved in creating, improving and maintaining places where children and young people can play and spend their free time.
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