Getting it Right for Play: The Power of Play: an evidence base

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Play Scotland works to promote the importance of Play for all children and young people, and campaigns to create increased Play opportunities in the community.

As a result, Play Scotland was delighted to receive funding from the Go Play Fund in 2010 to develop a Template and Toolkit for Play. The Toolkit and supporting documents are aimed at Local Authorities to help improve the design and provision of places and spaces for all children, so that they can feel safe and confident playing outside in their neighbourhoods.

Play Scotland appointed Issy Cole-Hamilton to lead the process and write the documents.

Play Scotland is confident that this practical and easy to use Toolkit and supporting documents will improve children’s quality of life through play, and help make the Child’s Right to Play a Reality in Scotland.

This evidence base document provides a comprehensive literature review of the benefits of Play to children and the wider community, and acts as a supporting document to the GIRFP Toolkit.


Resource type: Research