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A history of play provision in the UK

Raymond Wills entered play work as a Community Service Volunteer in the early 1960s. Throughout his time in play work, he was an active member of numerous play bodies, Play Councils, regional play associations and national...Read more
|Comment|author: Raymond Wills
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Give young people a voice on global issues

“Young people must become a key part of decision-making processes if global goals for tackling climate challenge and sustainable development goals are to be met”. That’s the conclusion of Asif Iftakhar and Nishat Tabassum, youth...Read more
|Comment|author: Asif Iftakhar and Nishat Tabassum
Credit: Miriam Lottes

Free learning support at Viennese schools

In order to provide equal opportunities for all children, the City of Vienna launched the “Förderung 2.0“ programme in 2014. It offers free learning support for pupils aged 6 to 14 years and thereby reduces the parents’...Read more
|Comment|author: Daniela Ecker-Stepp

War and poverty threaten a billion children

More than one billion children, many of whom live in city slums, are threatened by conflict, poverty or discrimination against girls, says Save the Children. The global charity’s new report, The Many Faces of Exclusion, looks at...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Policy for play needs a long-term approach

In this second part of an adaptation of his presentation to the Child in the City international seminar in London last month, Adrian Voce suggests that creating optimum conditions for children to play as their...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Play sufficiency is a question of spatial justice

Wales is the first country in the world to legislate specifically for children’s play. In this latest in our series of interviews to coincide with today’s conference on Children’s Play in the Urban Environment, Mike Barclay and Ben...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce