Providing positive, well managed and stimulating places for children to play has always been an important aspect of the work of local authorities. From adventure playgrounds, to support for voluntary sector play centres and out-of-school provision, local authorities have played a leading role in the development of play opportunities for children of all ages.
All children benefit from opportunities to play but for disadvantaged children it is particularly important. Local authorities know that access to play offers children opportunities to learn and develop new skills, including physical activity. Combining play strategies with wider programmes for health, regeneration, childcare, extended schools and youth offending, will provide a powerful platform for local authorities - capable of reducing inequalities and helping children to reach their potential.
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Reference : DCMS. (2006). Time for play encouraging greater play opportunities for children and young people. London: DCMS
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