Fair Play for Children 

                    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

UNFAIR PLAY FOR CHILDREN

Expenditure by English Local Authorities in 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12:

including on Children's Play and Youth Services

We undertook this major survey two years into Austerity under the Coalition Government.   Even by then, Play and Youth Work had suffered hugely by comparison to overall local authority expenditure and on adult leisure services.    The situation has not improved.


Our findings




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Fair Play exists to campaign for the Child's Right to Play, part of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child




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. 


      Fair Play for Children says Britain should incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of The Child into our national law
The Convention in full:   Read it HERE


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www.fairplayforchildren.org (from 2008)

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www,arunet.co.uk/fairplay   from 1998




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