Play sufficiency is about making sure children have enough time, space and permission to play.
You might have read our previous blog about Play Sufficiency. This page is bringing you the latest updates on the journey to make sure that all children in Leeds have time, space and permission to play.
When we think about Play Sufficiency, it is also important to remember that children have a legislated right to play. The work of the Play Sufficiency project is really important and is a part of the child-friendly approach.
Article 31 (leisure, play and culture) – Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities. The United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child
- Play Sufficiency is an ongoing process of research and action to assess, improve and protect children’s opportunities for play.
- So far, the research has highlighted nine priorities that should be worked on to improve Play Sufficiency in Leeds.
- In September 2023, partners from across Leeds City Council and external to the council came to a workshop to find out about the nine priorities and share their own ideas about what can be done.
- Based on this, the Play Sufficiency Action plan is coming!
- Play Sufficiency will be taken to the Leeds City Council Executive Board in December to try and make time, space and opportunities for play a core part of the Council’s aims.
- The Leeds Local Plan is the council’s vision and strategy for the area. The new update has now got Play Sufficiency linked into it and there are specific policies on play and recreation and child-friendly cities to come!
Check out our social media coverage in the countdown to Play Sufficiency heading to the Council’s Executive Board in December…