Useful Play Documents

DSC_7680We’ve collected below some useful documents and downloads on the subject of play – if you know of any other useful documents we could share within the play community, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Highland Play Strategy 2016-2020

PIG Play Improvement Plan 2014

The Play Return: A review of the wider impact of play initiatives Tim Gill

The Good School Playground GuideLearning through Landscapes

Play Strategy for ScotlandScottish Government

Overview of the Rights of the Child (including Article 31)Unicef

Declaration on the Importance of Play 2014International Play Association

The Importance of PlayDr David Whitebread

Go Play Outcome and Evaluation Framework GoPlay, Inspiring Scotland

Funders of Play: a guide to foundations, trusts and charities who support play in Scotland Go2Play, Inspiring Scotland

Managing Risk in Play Provision: Implementation GuideDavid Ball, Tim Gill & Bernard Spiegal

Creating Playful Communities: lessons from the engaging communities in play programmePlay England

Play Highland Consultation

The Play Highland consultation was carried out in 2010/11 and the resulting report was used to evaluate parts of the All to Play For Highland Play Strategy 2006-2010  and also to provide a base line against which the effectiveness of the new play strategy Play Matters 2012-2015 For Highland’s Children Play Strategy could be measured. There are actions across the sectors to deliver the outcomes of the play strategy.

Ward Manager contacts

For more guidance on developing play spaces in your area, you can contact your ward manager – you can find their contact details here.