Strategic Management & Planning
Local Authorities have felt pressured to concentrate on the outputs of children’s play provision rather than the outcome of children playing.
A concentration on how many playgrounds and of what size can divert attention from the more important outcome of how we create an environment in which all children can play out in their neighbourhood.
The rising levels of obesity and the decrease in social capital are just two indications of the effects of children’s freedom to play being limited.
We have significant experience of developing play policies and play strategies for Local Authorities. These are based on consultation with stakeholders, observations of children using their environment and assessment of existing provision.
Rob Wheway has undertaken contracts leading to strategic recommendations for:
- Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (Playschemes, Disabled Children and Play and Play in the Environment)
- Birmingham City Council (Play in Environment and in Play Areas)
- Elmbridge Borough Council (Play Areas)
- Knightstone Housing Trust (Play on Housing Estates)
- Lewes District Council
- London Borough of Lambeth (Adventure Playgrounds)
- Oxford City Council (Playspace, Play in the Environment and Playschemes)
- Waltham Forest Housing Action Trust (Play/Youth Work and Playspace)
- Waverley Borough Council
- William Sutton Housing Trust (Play Areas and Where Children Play)
Our long experience in children’s play enables us to identify where children’s play needs are not being met and where facilities or other opportunities are not reaching their full potential.
For more information contact Rob Wheway at: firstname.lastname@example.org