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Fair Play for Children!

Department for Victorian Communities, State of Victoria. The Good Play Space Guide Publication date: 2007 Ranking: useful Published by the State of Victoria this Australian guide sets out in detail how to go about providing accessible play spaces. Importantly it

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Playing out in the woods!

Forestry Commission England Design guidance for play space Publication date: 2006 Ranking: This short guidance note sets out principles for considering the needs of the people who will use the space. Using multi-disciplinary teams it aims to show how naturalistic

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A design for play

Play England in conjunction with (as then); Dept. for Children, Schools and Families and Dept. of Culture, Media and Sport. Authors: Aileen Shackell, Nicola Butler, Phil Doyle and David Ball Making space for play Publication date: 2008 Ranking: useful This guide was

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Every building matters

CABE/Design Council | Department of Education SureStart Every Building Matters Publication date: 2008 Ranking: useful A visual guide to designing Sure Start Children’s Centres and other years facilities and spaces. This guide offers design advice that will be useful for

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Play Street Orders

Playing Out – Bristol City Council Playing out – applying for temporary street orders Publication date: current. Due to be reviewed 16/06/2015 Ranking: useful Here is an example of how one council has set up the administrative process to close a street

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Public Health is Playing Out!

Department of Health (DoH) Playing Out: A Public Health Perspective A blog by Viv Bennet  Publication date: November 2014 Ranking: essential Describes new initiative by DoH to, “…reactivate street play in communities up and down the country. This builds on a

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Inclusive Play

Sensory Trust Publication date: 2008 Ranking: Useful A good practice guide to the design of play areas using the Sensory Trust’s Access Chain concept. Offers guidance on inclusive design ideas and involvement looking at every stage of the development process,

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