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Where it all Started - Summary Report - A Question of Balance

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Right Honorable Tony Blair, commenting on the campaign launch as UK Prime Minister: 'Everything we do in our everyday activity, in our work and leisure involves some element of risk. Risk is an inescapable part of our lives. The challenge for all of us, both within and outside Government is to manage risk in a way which gives us the necessary protection we need without constraining what we do beyond a level that is justified. I very much welcome your conference today as a vital contribution to this debate. I hope that you will enjoy what I am sure will be a very stimulating and productive'.

Fear stops play PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 August 2012

Fear of strangers, traffic and lack of confidence to avoid hurting oneself means children do not play outside - the only free place obesity, healthy lifestyles and diabetes can be tackled! 

Almost half (49%) of parents report that fear of strangers stops their children from playing out, while 46% say traffic and almost a third (31%) highlight fear of accidents and injuries as barriers to outdoor play.

The findings of the survey have been released today as an estimated half-a-million children and families nationwide celebrate Playday - the national day for play in the UK - held this year on Wednesday 1st August. Around 500 community events are taking place across the UK to celebrate 25 years of the campaign, which raises awareness about children's right to play and the importance of play for children's health, wellbeing and happiness. For children, playing and exercise is the same thing and getting outdoors in the fresh air is most definitely conducive to both.

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