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We campaign to prevent the loss of playable space

 

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We work to increase opportunities for children to play

 

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Recent publications (page 1 of 33)

It's difficult to think of an area of policy that does not somehow have an impact on play. Here are the latest publications from government, academic, research organisations and charities which relate to play in London.

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A Guide to Play Streets

by Fiona on December 17, 2014

Dec 2014 I London Play

Do you want your street to be friendlier and safer;  more sociable, happier, healthier? Of course you do! 


A rapid review of the impact of quarantine on children’s play

by Fiona on June 03, 2020

PEDAL I June 2020

A rapid literature review of the impact of quarantine, isolation, or other restrictive environments on children’s play and whether play may mitigate the adverse effects of such restrictions. In the wake of the current COVID-19 health crisis, there is uncertainty and concern about the impact this pandemic will have on children’s health and educational outcomes. Play is a fundamental part of childhood and can be integral to children’s health in moments of crisis. Due to severe lockdown regulations around the world, typical play experiences have needed to adapt to school and playground closures, changes to peer interactions, and social distancing. Full report here


Young people need youth clubs

by Fiona on May 15, 2020

Youth and Policy I 15 May 2020

Universal youth work and other group activity including adventure playground provision are seen as the most appropriate response to young people’s needs according to reseach carried out in one London borough.


A Movement for Movement

by Fiona on January 25, 2019

Association of Play Industries I Jan 2019

This report addresses in particular the relationship between an increasingly screenbased, sedentary, reduced-sleep lifestyle and declining outdoor physical activity, and the implications for children’s physical and mental health outcomes. Although this is a complex relationship involving other lifestyle factors such as diet, it is an important yet under recognised relationship of growing concern to child health professionals. 

Read the full report here

 


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