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Fair Play for Children

Fair Play for Children, founded in 1972 by Trevor Huddleston, exists to promote the Child’s Right to Play as contained in Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: States Parties … recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts … shall respect and promote the right of the child to participate fully in cultural and artistic life and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational, and leisure activity. The Fair Play For Children Association, which campaigns for the Right to Play, consists of a subscribing, supporting membership (Individual, Local Group, Statutory Authority/Trades Union, Regional, National Voluntary and Commercial). It lobbies for change in Government Policy and practice, advises e.g. parents and local communities on play- related issues, publishes an online news service, and brings playworkers, other professionals, organisations and activists together to share information, experiences and resources Fair Play for Children works co-operatively with other agencies, and through Play England (formerly The Children’s Play Council) of which it is a founder member.