This report was produced to coincide with Playday 2008. The focus of this year’s Playday is risk in play.
To explore the campaign theme, Play England commissioned Leisure and the Environment (LandE) to carry out qualitative research with a wide variety of play providers across the UK. This report explains how the research was carried out and summarises its main findings.
The aim was to find out the views of play providers on a range of issues, including whether there are sufficient opportunities for children to experience risk in play, and if such opportunities are increasing, decreasing or remaining the same. It also explored what holds play providers back from giving children more opportunities to experience risk in play, and what can be done to improve children’s opportunities to experience risk in play.