Fair Play for Children 

                    for the Child's Right to Play                                                                                                                         


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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Under 18 and concerned for yourself?
Whatever you do, don't leave it as it is! 

Tell Someone!      Now!

You can do this anonymously, and your confidentiality will be respected.
If you are concerned that a child is at risk of immediate injury, death, then
phone 999 NOW


 If you are under 18
and want to talk to someone you can trust about things that are happening to you 
Contact ChildLine        WEBLINK 

Bullying?     WEBLINK   phone:  0808-800 2222


Internet Child Pornography:   contact the Internet watch Foundation -
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Report your Concern:   UK authorities

Want to talk to someone about a child
who you suspect/know is suffering abuse?

In England , below you can find which Council covers your area.   If you aren't sure, use the post code finder to find out.

Once you've found out or if you live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, go to the List below of all Councils, by Country.   Scroll down to find yours.

The list has a daytime and out-of-hours number, and a web page link for every Council.   Some also have email links.


Access the List HERE

Please let us know at fpfc@fairplayforchildren.net where a link has changed

Find your Local Council    If two Councils are returned for your area in England, choose the County Council.





Freedom to Play

The Right to be a Child

= The Right to Childhood

=  The Right to Play



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We don't need a great deal to do our work but the truth is, if you want us to be effective, we have to ask you for a small donation.   (In fact, we've checked and we actually have spent under 250 in the past year to bring you: this site, updated FP News, also Research page, added Publications and Library items. updated Facebook and Twitter at least 4x weekly, made Freedom of Information requests, written to Ministers, MPs, Councils etc - and reached many groups and people.  Imagine what we could do with 2500!   Volunteer effort = worth at least 24,000 in the same period btw.)

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KidsRights Index

The KidsRights Index is the annual global index which ranks how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve children’s rights. The KidsRights Index is an initiative of the KidsRights Foundation, in cooperation with Erasmus University Rotterdam: Erasmus School of Economics and the International Institute of Social Studies. It comprises a ranking for all UN member states that have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and for which sufficient data is available, a total of 182 countries.


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