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Play strategy

Play strategy for the Wycombe area 2007 to 2017

We have developed a play strategy with local partners and in consultation with children and young people. There has been a growing recognition, both nationally and locally of the importance of play for the healthy emotional, social, physical and mental development of children.

Locally, interest has developed through many routes - the rising number of requests for skate parks from young people, communities seeking to provide exciting play opportunities for their young people as well as the impact of changes in early years and school services.

One of the main drivers behind the idea of developing a play strategy has been the recognition that a top priority for the Wycombe area should be that children and young people have somewhere safe to play and meet friends. 

The strategy is in three parts – an exposition of our play values, an explanation of our priority outcomes and the mandate for the programmes required by this strategy.