Inclusive Design for Play

A short introduction to what should be considered when planning inclusive playgrounds. Does your playground match these recommendations?

"Disabled children and young people have the right to play and be included in their local communities. The national Play Strategy makes it explicit that all new play provision must be accessible and inclusive - and that disabled children and young people are to be consulted in the process. The responsibility now falls to local authorities under the play pathfinder and play builder programme to ensure that this right becomes a reality."

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Editors comment

One issue that seems to divide all the time is that of fencing. Some argue that removing boundaries encourage inclusion and access to all. Parents of 'runners' would have different ideas.  I remember, when Luke was younger, having lengthy conversations with prospective holiday house owners as to exactly how their property was fenced off. 


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