Playing is integral to children's enjoyment of their lives, as well as their healthy physical and emotional development. Children and young people - disabled and non-disabled - whatever their age, need and want to play. They need time and space to play freely and confidently with their peers, in an accessible environment, where they feel safe.
"The best Inclusive play provision removes barriers to children often excluded from mainstream provision because of disability, ethnicity, social or economic background, or any other reason." (1)
Disabled children are encouraged and supported through inclusive and accessible play provision. Well designed inclusive play spaces help promote a sense of belonging, increase mutual understanding and respect, and change perceptions of behaviour and responsibility.
Play allows children to experience and encounter boundaries, learning to assess and manage both physical and social risk in their lives. It helps them to build confidence, learn skills and develop resilience at their own pace.
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(1) Kids Inclusion Framework [KIDS, 2005], Published by Play England and the DCFS, March 2009