Note that this consultation has now closed; the strategy was published as the national Play Strategy.
Play England produced a summary of Fair Play, the government’s consultation on the national play strategy.
On 3 April 2008, the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF) launched the consultation on the national play strategy. The draft strategy set out government’s proposals on play and is backed by funding of £235 million.
The investment, over three years, is to create 3,500 play areas and 30 staffed adventure playgrounds or play parks across the country. This will be accompanied by a range of other measures, all to be pioneered by 30 play pathfinders. Top-tier local authorities will be awarded funding to develop new play provision and embed child-friendly space within the plans and frameworks for their communities.
In addition, the government has announced that from April 2009, the national indicator set that measures national priorities, will include an indicator on what children think about the parks and play areas in their local area.
Fair Play strategy summary [105KB PDF]