What children say about play in Wales
Author: David Dallimore
Date: November 2019
This report pulls together data from surveys completed by nearly 6,000 children across 13 local authorities in Wales as part of their Play Sufficiency Assessments in 2019.
Local authorities have to use the Play Sufficiency Assessment template to show how they have consulted with children. The Welsh Government’s Play Sufficiency Assessment Toolkit includes a survey that local authorities can use to gather data on children’s views about the opportunities to play in their neighbourhoods. This report examines the results gathered through the survey.
The report shows that when they are allowed out and able to play in places they choose, most children report satisfaction. Nonetheless, the report does identify several barriers to play, including playing outside in their local neighbourhoods.