Our intention of the Play Strategy is to set out a framework for developing our aspirations and plans to improve play opportunities for all our children and young people. Selby District's children live in small towns, villages and rural settlements - some affluent, others not; some with many play opportunities close to home, others with little or none. Some are disabled or ill; some are shy, others are confident; some enjoy being competitive, others prefer quieter play. All have a right to enjoy play opportunities that suit them.
Our children therefore require a broad range of different play opportunities, and their views and ideas will remain at the heart of what we deliver. The graffiti board in the strategy sets out some views on play from our children and young people - our aim is to achieve this range, increase the importance placed on play by local agencies and communities and help to make time for our children to play.
Councillor Gillian Ivey
Chair of Selby District Play Partnership
The Selby District Play Strategy recognises the transient stages of children and young people's development, and the need for appropriate opportunities. The Selby District Play Strategy will, where possible and practicable, ensure that opportunities, areas, facilities and resources will be a safe and healthy environment for all children and young people to play in. The Selby District Play Partnership is committed in the long term to developing play across the district and sees that this strategy is integral to improving quality of life in the district.
Aims of the strategy
The purpose of this Play Strategy is to identify how children's play opportunities can be enhanced across the district, and to drive and sustain these improvements. Although initiated by the Big Lottery Children's Play Programme, the Play Partnership is committed to taking the strategy forward and developing it beyond the scope and lifespan of this particular funding stream.
Selby District Play Strategy (reviewed Dec 08) - pdf 1.9Mb
National Play Strategy - The first national Play Strategy sets out the Government's plans to improve and develop play facilities for children throughout the country.
Children and Young People's Plan 2008 - 2011
This is the second Children and Young People's Plan for North Yorkshire.
Over 6,000 children and young people, and over 1,100 parents and carers, have helped to set the priorities. All the organisations who come together in the North Yorkshire Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership have also been involved. So it is everyone's Plan, and it is for every child and young person in the County.
Children and Young People's Plan 2008 - 2011 - pdf 2Mb
www.gimi.co.uk is a website for 13 - 19 year olds living in North Yorkshire. On gimi you can find information about things to do in your area, from sport to music gigs to workshops to festivals and much much more.
Children's Information Service
The role of the Children's Information Service is to provide information to parents and carers on services for Children and Young People (0-19) and their families. It also acts as the point of contact for potential and existing childcare providers looking for advice, support and training in the delivery of their service. For further details please visit their website - www.nynet.org.uk/cis