Can't play? Must play

Play areas are inadequate and poorly maintained, according to new research from the Children's Play Council. Where children can play is determined by where they live, with some councils spending less than eight pence per child per week on playgrounds, while others spend up to four times more than others per child and up to ten times more per play area. The CPC is calling for a new national strategy to tackle these inequalities.

Making the Case for Play: Building Policies and Strategies for School-aged Children from the National Children's Bureau: 020 7843 6029

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