Free to Play Guide

Published by Play Scotland

“Accessible and inclusive play spaces help to ensure that all our children and young people, including those with additional support needs, can exercise their right to play.

This guide is comprehensive, practical and inspiring. It should be the first point of reference for all groups in Scotland wishing to make better spaces to play.”

Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People

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  • Free to Play Guide – Full Publication

    Free to Play Guide – Full Publication

    A guide to creating accessible and inclusive public play spaces.  This guide has been developed to assist any group that has come together to develop or improve a public play space. These groups may be friends of parks, community councils, community planning partnerships or groups of local parents, carers, professionals and youngsters who have identified …
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Introduction

This guide has been developed to assist any group that has come together to develop or improve a public play space. These groups may be friends of parks, community councils, community planning partnerships or groups of local parents, carers, professionals and youngsters who have identified a gap or recognised the need for improved space to play.

Free to Play will help:

  • ensure that all children and young people, including those with additional support needs, can exercise their right to play in their local communities.
  • the quality and inclusiveness of public play areas, making them welcoming community gathering places and ensuring that they are utilised as important community assets, promoting health, wellbeing and a sense of community.

It can also be used by funders to provide guidance to applicants and by local authorities to assist groups with their projects.

Within this guide you can also find Design Briefs

“Accessible and inclusive environments and facilities must be made available to children with disabilities to enable them to enjoy their rights under article 31.”

Committee on the Rights of the Child, 2013

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