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national play strategy

The Scottish Government has a vision to make Scotland the best place in the world for children to grow up. In support of this vision, in June 2013, the government launched the National Play Strategy which states the government's commitment to supporting and delivering play opportunities for children and young people in Scotland.

The play strategy states that it wants Scotland to be "a nation which values play as a life-enhancing daily experience for all our children and young people; in their homes, nurseries and communities."

As the largest provider of play opportunities for school-age children in Scotland, the national play strategy has a clear relevance to the sector.

Download version of National Play Strategy: National Play Strategy

As a follow on from the National Play Strategy, the Scottish Government have developed an action plan to accompany the strategy. In this action plan, out of school care plays a key role in delivering play opportunities for school-age children.

Download version of National Play Strategy Action Plan: Action Plan

Some local authorities have either developed or are developing local play strategies which sets out the aims for play, and play services within local communities.

Does your local authority have a play strategy?

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