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Play space survey

Play is central to children’s enjoyment of life and essential to their physical and emotional well-being and their healthy development.

We are carrying out assessments to evaluate outdoor play opportunities and experiences for children and young people in North Lanarkshire. The assessment will cover outdoor play, informal sports, games, hobbies and hanging out; and how well they are accessible for children and young people, parents and carers and the community.

To help us do this we are asking parents and carers and people who work with children and young people in North Lanarkshire to complete our short survey.

The survey will take about ten minutes to complete and the information you share with us will be used to find ways of protecting and improving the opportunities, time and space available for playing or hanging out.

The closing date is 10 July 2023.

Why your views matter

By filling in this survey you will help us understand your views on the suitability of your local spaces for children going out to play and hang out.

‘The importance of play in children’s daily lives and healthy development has become increasingly recognised in recent years. A growing body of evidence supports the view that playing, throughout childhood, is not only an innate behaviour but also contributes to children’s quality of life, their well-being and their physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. The type of environment for play is also important, having an impact on children’s experience, choices and relationships, both with other people and with the environment itself.’ - Play Scotland.

Our aim is to work with partners, stakeholders and communities to support children’s right to play and to create environments where children can freely play across North Lanarkshire.

We want to hear from as many people as possible to give a balanced overview of everyone’s interests and allow us to make best use of the limited resources available.

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18 Apr 2023

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