Human Right - Children’s right to play
Convention on the right if the child - article 31
Leisure, recreation and cultural activities
The right of children to rest and leisure, engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to their age, and participation in cultural and artistic activities
There are several other articles that support the right to play Article 2: Non-discrimination
Respect, ensure and take appropriate measures to protect the rights of each child without discrimination of any kind towards the child or their parents
Article 3: Best interests of the child
In all actions concerning children, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration, child protection and care in necessary for children’s well-being and take into account the rights and duties of parents and careers, institutions, services and facilities responsible for children shall conform to relevant care and safety standards.
Article 12: Respect for the views of the child
A child is capable of forming his or her own views has the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with age and maturity http://www.unicef.org/crc/files/Rights_overview.pdf
Play England’s charter for children’s play sets out the basic principles of what play means for children and what we should do to support their right to enjoy it. * Children have the right to play
* Every child needs time and space to play
* Adults should let children play
* Children should be able to play freely in their local areas * Children value and benefit from staffed play provision * Children’s play is enriched by skilled playworkers
* Children need time and space to play at school
* Children sometimes need support to enjoy their right to play www.playfulcommunities.org.uk
What is play?
Play – especially among children – is any physical activity that is fun and participatory....
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