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    Yorkshire Play is a networking organisation. Our members are kept up to date with play news, upcoming events, relevant funding information and job opportunities. Membership is free and you can join by […]

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    Welcome to the Yorkshire Play website.

    The information hub for everyone in Yorkshire and Humberside involved in creating, organising and facilitating play opportunities.  

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A new petition we like : ‘Stop promoting toys as only for boys, or only for girls’

Change.org have a new petition entitled  “Toy Retailers in UK and Ireland: Stop promoting toys as only for boys, or only for girls” and are asking people to sign. It’s important and we’ve signed it. Will you do it too? Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/toy-retailers-in-uk-and-ireland-stop-promoting-toys-as-only-for-boys-or-only-for-girls-2

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Charities criticise government’s Antisocial Behaviour Bill

24 young people’s charities have criticised the government’s Antisocial Behaviour Bill as “criminalising children for being children”.  In his Huffington Post article, Matthew Reed of the Children’s Society explains why – http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/matthew-reed/anti-social-behaviour-bill_b_3415823.html 

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Be a part of Play England

Join Play England today and support us in our work to increase children’s freedom to play. As a member you will be the first to receive the latest news from Play England and the wider world of play, receive discounts on Play England publications, events and seminars, and have the opportunity to participate in networks and forums. Most importantly you will be part of a growing movement campaigning for children’s play! Who should join? Anyone who’s interested in children’s right to play! Whether you’re an individual or organisation, add your voice and help shape the future of play in England. Types […]

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An Islington story

Fears that new planning laws may lead to loss of adventure playground sites.   Last year Adrian Voce worked with Islington Play Association on its project to secure land for adventure playgrounds in the inner London borough. Here, he describes the work and its outcome – and why finding such a solution to this issue has never been more important. Read how Islington has faced the challenge – click here

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IPA Press Release – UN Article 31

UN STANDS UP FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO PLAY, ARTS AND LEISURE IN A LANDMARK MOMENT FOR CHILDREN! United Nations adopts in-depth interpretation of ‘forgotten’ children’s rights. Please click here

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Time to join the Free Time Consortium

Are you committed to increasing children’s freedom to play? Do you work in the play sector?  Is your organisation a charity, a non-profit company, a social enterprise or a community interest company?  Are you interested in support for capacity building, sharing good practice and information or partnership in joint fund raising bids?  If the answer to all these questions is YES, then perhaps the Free Time Consortium is for you. The Free Time Consortium (FTC) was born in 2011 as a Play England-led partnership of 17 play organisations to access £2m government cash from the Social Action Fund for a […]

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