Ealing Play Strategy 2010-2013 will support national and local targets related to the development and growth of children and young people, by ensuring access to opportunities to play in child-centred, stimulating environments. Ealing Council endorses Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which requires states to: ‘Recognise the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child‘.
It also supports the UK Governments’ ambition for children: ‘to make this the best country in the world for children to grow up. Children, young people and their parents all recognise that play is a vital ingredient of a happy and healthy childhood, supporting children’s physical, emotional, social and educational development’. The aims of Ealing’s Children and Young People’s Plan is to: ‘Create a great place for every child and young person to grow up’
Ealing’s has adopted a Vision for Play where: “Every child in Ealing is able to access and shape a variety of high quality, fun and challenging play opportunities close to where they live”